Elevated troponin with renal failure? - page 2

Recently left a 12 lead class, instructor stated troponin I and T can be elevated in renal failure pts. When asked how/why, she could not give an answer. Looking at my resources, I cannot find an... Read More

  1. Visit  Ciale profile page
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    So maybe that's why the doc didn't order a POC Trop on my unresponsive pt the other day...they had already shocked him 6 times in the field so seems like a POC trop would be irrelevant?
  2. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from Ciale
    So maybe that's why the doc didn't order a POC Trop on my unresponsive pt the other day...they had already shocked him 6 times in the field so seems like a POC trop would be irrelevant?
    I would say after being defibrillated 6 times in the field makes a trop a lower priority.
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  3. Visit  Ciale profile page
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    Quote from Esme12
    I would say after being defibrillated 6 times in the field makes a trop a lower priority.
    Thank you! The oncoming nurse asked if I got one when the pt arrived, I said no, and she rolled her eyes and ran to get a trop cartridge. Psh...dummy!
  4. Visit  Ikikaeru profile page
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    Had a pt with slightly elevated Troponin levels the other day and the ER doc stated it was probably due to her dehydration. He even consulted a cardiologist friend and he agreed. Personaly I didnt know that was something that could elevate it.

    Learn something new every day.
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    Quote from AJPV
    I've just been reading some studies showing that habitual coffee drinking is protective to the kidneys and results in increased GFR over non-coffee drinkers. It results in decreased nephropathy in both non-diabetics and diabetics, and it decreases the incidence of glucose intolerence & type 2 diabetes. I wonder if I can include that among my teaching points.
    Great information, thanks!


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