Factoid: Causes of an elevated troponin

  • Myocardial infarction
  • Myocarditis
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Aortic¬†dissection
  • ¬†Sepsis/Shock
  • Arrhythmia
  • Cardiac contusion
  • Intracranial¬†haemorrhage
  • Chronic Renal Failure
  • Takasubo cardiomyopathy
  • Prolonged exercise (marathon running)


  1. Todd Raine says:

    Chronic Kidney disease – almost all dialysis pts and most with chronically elevated KFTs have a Trop above the upper limit of normal. This is usually stable (no increase or decrease over time)

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