Dr Evangelos Giannitsis
Cardiologist, Medical Director of Chest Pain Unit, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Germany

Interpreting Elevated Troponin Results


  • Troponin is cardiac specific but not Myocardial Infarction specific
  • Myocardial injury may be caused by Non-Acute Coronary Syndrome events, evident by increase in hs-Tn levels
  • 4th Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction discriminates between myocardial injury and Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI)
  • AMI is a subset of myocardial injury defined by its clinical context
  • Extensive cardiac workup is required to identify the pathology of elevated Troponin

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