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Radical
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   Posted 7/3/2015 2:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Guys,

I am normally involved in the prostate cancer forum, but now need some help here please?

Went for a pushbike ride on the weekend and maybe over done it a bit and felt a bit dizzy.

My wife insisted we call the ambulance.

I had no symptoms at all [besides the dizziness] no chest pain nothing, but the Ambos did put me on the cardio machine and told me I was in Afib. Once in the ambulance the Afib went and my heart returned to normal.

Once at hospital they took blood and told me my troponin levels where slightly elevated.
1st test - 0.062
2nd test - 0.108
3rd test- 0.051

All test done over a 18 hr period.

I ask the Doctor had I had a heart attack, and he said no. But my question is, I thought when any amount of
troponin is released into the blood, indicated a Myocardial Infarction??

Advice appreciated Please

Nothard

Post Edited (NotHard) : 7/3/2015 3:13:44 AM (GMT-6)


theHTreturns...
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   Posted 7/3/2015 3:08 AM (GMT -7)   
hey nothard. HT here. posted edited. bad info given. nono
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Post Edited (THE HAPPY TURTLE) : 7/3/2015 5:11:49 AM (GMT-6)


Radical
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   Posted 7/3/2015 3:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi HT

Now you have got me confused, did you note the decimal 1st test .06 not .6

If you are say anything over .45 indicates MI, well the highest I got was .1

So are you saying I did or didn't have a MI, wow this is confusing confused confused

Yeah bp up a bit normally around 137/80.

thanks for your reply.

Cheers Nothard

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 7/3/2015 4:09 AM (GMT -7)   
apologies. i usually just say speak to your cardiologist!!! what i did find was that labs do tests and results vary depending on the lab. and country. slight increases may be indicative of heart problems.

raised troponin levels can be indicative of being tachy, fast-prolonged exercise, kidney disease or disorder (long term) myocarditis, high blood pressure, artery blockage, artery spasm. and other things.

since lab numbers are different increased levels of troponin is indicative of possible infarction and or heart damage, but not limited to this. hence the (3) 6 hour tests. it is normal for levels to remain raised for a bit as well.

there are various troponin tests as well. not just for cardiac. many other conditions are present and other reasons why it could happen. yeah listen to ya doc. take care.
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Post Edited (THE HAPPY TURTLE) : 7/3/2015 6:02:42 AM (GMT-6)


DanielleSchwartz
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   Posted 7/17/2015 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello 'Happy Turtle',

I was reading through your posts and I'm wondering if you snore, or have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea? I know that snoring can be a silent killer because it could eventually lead us to having heart disease. It could be the medications, but it sounds like a lack of oxygen in general and that could happening to the best of us. I notice that when I sleep on my back, I tend to snore sometimes, and that's usually when I wake up feeling unrested and experience dizziness when exercising.

Do you think snoring could have a direct correlation with what you're currently experiencing?

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   Posted 7/18/2015 4:01 AM (GMT -7)   
hi hd. yep, very acute obstructive sleep apnea. use cpap. aka the alien. had nstemi and x2 by-pass. had serious complications-but doing good with the ticker. i keep pushing myself. very depressed at the moment. welcome to the forum. it is slow. take care. look forward to speaking with ya.
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