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Will an anxiety attack elevate troponin level in the blood?

I have recently been discharged from hospital after which the consultants thought was a heart attack. My trponin were raised. I have had an angiogram and my arteries are excellent, no problems. I know am waiting for an MRI. Can an anxiety attack raise troponins in the blood? I am 43 yrs old 13 stone and 5ft 4ins
Wed, 14 Dec 2016
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Thogh trop i is very specific for cardiac disease yet if coronary angigram is normal ,it was not a heart attack
some other condition associated with increase in levels of troponin are
- primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, and acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), right ventricular strain with increased wall tension and ischemia. these condition can cause chest pain and increased trops.
dont worry if angio is normal its not cardiac
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