UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Cardiology

Title: troponin levels and sepsis

Keywords: troponin, sepsis (PubMed Search)

Posted: 9/7/2008 by Amal Mattu, MD (Updated: 8/17/2022)
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 Troponin levels are often elevated in patients with sepsis. This doesn't necessarily mean that the patient has suffered an acute Mi or ACS, but rather it seems to correlate with myocardial dysfunction that is caused by sepsis. Much like with true MI, troponin elevations predict a greater risk of in-hospital mortality in these patients.