Patient Comments: High-Sensitivity Troponin Test - Elevated Levels and Diagnosis


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Comment from: Patient 0001, 45-54 (Patient) Published: March 03

I had troponin test in the emergency room (ER) after a few hours of chest pain. My history: I am 53 and menopausal with a BMI of 35. I have had occasional chest pain, bradycardia, tachycardia and arrhythmia for the previous 20 years. Mitral valve regurgitation was diagnosed 20 years prior. ECG in the ER showed previous septal infarct (age unknown). My troponin I shows I am high-sensitive with 6 ng/L. I still have occasional chest pain (usually at night). FDA issued in 2019, troponin warning regarding false results with biotin usage. I take B-complex daily. I was not asked about supplements, only prescription medicines.

Comment from: Concerned, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 01

I was admitted to the hospital with chest discomfort. My troponin level was 3.7 ng/ml, EKG and other tests were normal. Including catherization I spent 3 days at the hospital, and troponin went down to 1.7 ng/ml, but no diagnosis.

Comment from: JJ, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 10

I have no family/self-history of heart disease. I had chest pain, and went to the emergency room. EKG was normal, but troponin was tested and came back 0.30ng/ml (300/l). I thought my angina might have been GERD. Due to troponin level, they did a cardiac catheterization. I had 20 percent blockage, which wouldn't have caused angina unless there was a thrombosis that then cleared. Troponin then was 0.26 (260) upon release. It is still 0.26 3 months later; appears to be my baseline. My lab has 0.05/ml (50/liter) as its reference range.

Comment from: Concerned Mama, 35-44 (Caregiver) Published: July 02

My son is in hospital right now with troponin levels at 260. He was admitted at 5 am today with severe chest pain and pain in the left arm. He has been ill with fever and respiratory issues for several days, and tachycardia with episodes of near fainting when he stands up. This irregular heart rhythm and passing out was a huge issue twenty years ago. He is 39. Further tests are being done to determine the cause of the high troponin levels.

Comment from: Concerned Mother, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 26

My son is 15 years old and he has been having high troponin levels for quite a while. First it was a virus, then it was psychological, but recently when he was having chest pain at school and was taken to the emergency room it was detected that there might be something wrong with him. The cause is unknown to the doctors who can’t figure out what is wrong with him. He has been in the hospital for a little over a week now with no answers.

Comment from: Valerie , 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 20

I am female, age 67 with untreated CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia), diagnosed in July 2019. I have had lithium for bipolar disorder for 20 years, hypothyroid, asthma, meningioma and schwannoma. I was perky until the week before 12/23/19 when I went to the emergency room with chest fire, soaking sweat, belching, vomit. The 1st troponin test was 22, next 17.3, and then 9.4. On 2/23/20 troponin was 0.01. Kidney doctor said, no way. Cardiac catheterization and lung test were done. My research shows 10-12 other diagnoses. Bad prognosis even with small newer levels.


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