What does a troponin level of 100 mean?
Cardiac troponin T is measured in in nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL). If your troponin T level is above the 99th percentile for the test, your doctor will likely diagnose a heart attack. Levels that start high and fall suggest a recent injury to the heart. It could have been a mild heart attack or heart muscle damage.
What is considered a very high troponin level?
Laboratories measure troponin in nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml) of blood. Having a result between 0.04 and 0.39 ng/ml often indicates a problem with the heart.
What does it mean when troponin levels keep rising?
Very high levels of troponin are a sign that a heart attack has occurred. Most patients who have had a heart attack have increased troponin levels within 6 hours. After 12 hours, almost everyone who has had a heart attack will have raised levels. Troponin levels may remain high for 1 to 2 weeks after a heart attack.
Is 0.01 a normal troponin level?
For example, the normal range for troponin I is between 0 and 0.04 ng/mL but for high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) normal values are below 14ng/L. Other types of heart injury may cause a rise in troponin levels.
What is the treatment for elevated troponin?
If you have a high troponin level, your healthcare provider might initiate emergency treatment for a heart attack. Treatment may include aspirin, intravenous blood thinners, medications to treat blood pressure and cholesterol, among others.
What else can cause elevated troponin levels?
Noncardiac Causes of Increased Troponin Levels
- Renal failure.
- Pulmonary embolism.
- Severe pulmonary hypertension.
- Severe critical illness.
- Extreme exertion.
- Amyloidosis or other infiltrative diseases.
Does high troponin mean more damage?
Normally, troponin stays inside your heart muscle’s cells, but damage to those cells — like the kind of damage from a heart attack — causes troponin to leak into your blood. Higher levels of troponin in your blood also mean more heart damage, which can help healthcare providers determine the severity of a heart attack.
How do you fix a high troponin level?