Thanks for your health concerns. It appears to be that your father either developed sinus tachycardia
, which is the normal rhythm of the heart but faster than 100 beats per minute, or another type of tachycardia, likely from the upper chambers of the heart. The troponin I
indicates that there was damage to the heart, so it could be a heart attack
. He will definitely need further tesing which might include an angiogram.
Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN