Troponin

Troponin is a protein of key importance in the functioning of skeletal and cardiac muscle. It forms part of the contractile mechanism, and comprises three main subunits: troponin C, troponin I, and troponin T

Troponin elevation

Elevation of serum troponin can occur from a number of causes and it is useful for the radiologist to have a basic understanding of this, especially when interpreting imaging findings in the context of hypertroponinaemia.

Etiology

The list includes:

Biochemistry
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Article information

rID: 38446
System: Cardiac
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hypertroponinemia
  • Hypertroponinaemia
  • Elevated serum trop
  • Cardiac troponin elevation: differential diagnosis
  • TnI elevation
  • TnC elevation
  • TnT elevation
  • Troponin elevation

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