Heart & Cardiology/Troponin level

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Hi there,

I am really concerned about my troponin levels. On two occasions i went to hospital and had troponin levels of <0.07ug/L. This was considered elevated as the lab showed normal as <0.06ug/L

Both times i was sent home and told no heart attack.

Please can you tell me if the level of <0.07 ug/L signified a problem? I am really worry.

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Hi Steve,
A heart attack is diagnosed using a number of criteria that include ECG changes, known coronary artery disease as well as blood tests such troponin. When multiple tests are done it is the change that is important. If nothing else suggested a heart attack you didn't haver one.
Normal levels also vary from lab to lab.
You need to check whether you are at risk rather than focus on a lab test:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-risk-factors
http://www.cardiachealth.org/app/risk-assessment.php
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

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