Author(s): Redfearn DP, Ratib K, Marshall HJ, Griffith MJ
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Troponin I and T are sensitive markers of myocardial injury. The presence of elevated troponin often prompts further investigation with coronary angiography. METHODS: We present a series of patients presenting to our unit with raised troponin I and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) that prompted coronary angiography. RESULTS: All patients had normal epicardial vessels at angiogram, no evidence of muscle bridging or pulmonary embolism. CONCLUSION: The presence of tachycardia sufficient to warrant hospital admission can raise troponin, and this should be viewed in context when a decision on angiography is to be taken.
This article was published in Int J Cardiol
and referenced in Emergency Medicine: Open Access