UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Cardiology

Title: non-cardiac causes of troponin elevations

Keywords: troponin, non-cardiac (PubMed Search)

Posted: 10/11/2009 by Amal Mattu, MD (Updated: 1/21/2022)
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The recent Baltimore City Marathon served as a nice reminder in a few cases that long-distance running and other ultra-endurance events can produce elevations in troponin levels. To review the non-cardiac-disease causes of troponin elevations:

sepsis, PE, COPD, carbon monoxide, intracranial abnormalities (including SAH, stroke, IC hemorrhage, seizures), ESRD, rhabdomyolysis, eclampsia and preeclampsia, extreme endurance exercises, UGI bleeding, LVH, catecholamine toxicity