Cardiac troponin I elevation with supraventricular tachycardia: two case reports and review of the literature.
BMC Res Notes. 2014;7:136
Authors: Xue F, Jiang TB, Jiang B, Cheng XJ, He YM, Li X, Yang XJ
BACKGROUND: Although cardiac troponin I gives excellent accuracy in the identification of myocardial necrosis, it can also be elevated in a series of diseases other than acute coronary syndromes.
CASE PRESENTATION: We present two cases of Chinese patients with a high serum troponin I level after an acute episode of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia with normal coronary arteries via angiography.
CONCLUSION: Abnormal troponin elevations can be seen in patients presenting with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia and angiographically-normal coronary arteries. Caution is advised with the use of invasive assessments such as coronary angiography in the differential diagnosis of patients with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia and elevated troponin levels.
PMID: 24618063 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]