Heart Disease Community
Reference Range
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Reference Range

What is the normal range for Troponins?  How high or low can it be?  I know this is involves with testes for heart.  Recently, my mom in emergency room for chest pain.  They run many testes for her.  The testes are stress test, ECG, and Echo.  I am just curious about Troponins and would like to know more about it.  Thank you!
Related Discussions
9 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
367994 tn?1304957193
As stated on hospital ICU report: Troponin levels in range 0.04 mg/mL are consistent with myocardial injury.  Troponin levels >=0.05 are considered positive for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack.

Non–Coronary-Related Troponin Elevations:
Unexplained elevations of troponins are extremely rare but may sometimes cause confusion. A rise of troponins reflects irreversible myocardial cell necrosis. Accordingly, abnormal values have been described in various conditions not related to acute coronary disease, like myocarditis, pulmonary embolism, acute heart failure, septic shock, and as a result of cardiotoxic drugs as well as after therapeutic procedures like coronary angioplasty, electrophysiological ablations, or electrical cardioversions.

Blank
Avatar f tn
I was just in the hospital with chest pain coupled with my left arm pain and the triponin level went to 9.2 the next day. The say I had a heart attack but after doing an echocardiogram and an angiogram they say my blood vessels are fine and my heart is fine. The still say it was a heart attack and I just want to know how high the level of triponin can go? Like, was mine being 9.2 REALLY high or what?
Blank
Avatar f tn
still haven't answered my question. When I went into er they did a triponin test and it showed that the level was ok and then 8 hours later it jumped to the 9.2 level. I was just wandering if that is a level that is super high or what? I mean, how high can a triponin level get while someone is haveing a heart attack?
Blank
367994 tn?1304957193
From the Cleveland Clinic for some insight: The American Heart Association recommends HS-CRP as part of routine screening for those who are at intermediate risk for heart disease. The Cleveland Clinic has used the hs-CRP test routinely for at-risk patients for several years.  It is a useful test for people with one or two risk factors who wonder if they are at risk of heart attack or stroke.  The JUPITER study results suggest that people even with minimal risk factors in an older age group (late 50s to early 60s) should have their CRP tested and treated accordingly.

Ultra Sensitive C-Reactive Protein Blood (HS-CRP)
•C-reactive protein measures an inflammatory response in the body and has been shown to play a role in atherosclerosis and blood clot formation.
•Patients should ask their doctor specifically about hs-CRP, as this test helps determine heart disease risk.  Elevated HS-CRP is related to increased risk for heart attack, restenosis of coronary arteries after angioplasty, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease (PVD).
•While elevated cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides and low HDL are all independent risk factors for heart disease and cholesterol build-up, HS-CRP provides additional information about inflammation in the arteries – something not determined by lipid testing alone.

To answer the level to be concerned:
•Less than 1.0 mg/L = Low Risk for CVD
•1.0 – 2.9 mg/L = Intermediate Risk for CVD
•Greater than 3.0 mg/L High Risk for CVD
Readings of 50 and above are possible, but we generally attribute a level higher than 10 to an infection or other source of inflammation somewhere in the body, not arterial inflammation.
Blank
3078277 tn?1340815872
Your troponin levels are highly indicative of a myocardial infarction! 9.2 puts you at risk for severe muscle damage. Was an echocardiogram done?
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar m tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Avatar m tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar universal
Blank
cracker420 commented on When Your Cold Is Not...
19 hrs ago
Avatar universal
Blank
swapon added the Blood Pressure Tracker
Apr 29
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213 commented on advanced niTD
Apr 28
Heart Disease Community Resources
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar m tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Avatar m tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222