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I was admitted to hospital with chest pain/jaw pain/sweating/fatigue/shoulder

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I was admitted to hospital with chest pain/jaw pain/sweating/fatigue/shoulder pain a month after a normal echocardiogram
My troponin test was 44 I was given aspirin and kept in the repeat test however was under 10 I was told it wasn't a heart attack and to go home a few weeks later after talking to my gp I was given a by scan of my heart that was also normal
My bp is always ok and my cholesterol is fine and I think my thyroid is ok but my liver function was slightly only slightly raised
I am on propranolol for tachycardia
If it wasn't a heart attack why was my troponin raised? Why did it drop back down six hours later ?
I'm still suffering these symptoms everyday of my life I'm actually having to carry a towel with me my face sweats that much
I daren't go outside due to walking around my cause a heart attack
Am I on my way to a heart attack? I've heard people can be like this before a heart attack
My life feels ruined over the fear
Please help thank you x
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
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Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

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Very interesting.

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Troponin can be elevated with inflamation of the heart covering or muscle.

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Pericarditis, or myocarditis can cause similar symptoms and raised troponin.

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Thse conditions do not affect the heart blood vessels.

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And echocardiogram may miss the diagnosis initially.

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The inflammation in the heart can last for several weeks.

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The diagnosis of myocarditis is made by the endomyocardial biopsy( EMB).

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THis is performed by a cardiologist.

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Myocarditisc can be caused by the iral infection, or bacterial infection, or by the autoimmune reactions ( body is attacking its own tissue for unknown reasons).

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Myocarditis typically affects young adults with no other imaging findings but with elevated troponins and symptoms as you described.

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Usually the prognosis is good in mild cases.

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There is no significant risk of heart attack.

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However, you do need to see a cardiologist to establish the diagnosis by the endomyocardial biopsy.

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Best wishes,

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Dr Basu : Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Dr Basu : Very interesting.
Dr Basu : Troponin can be elevated with inflamation of the heart covering or muscle.
Dr Basu : Pericarditis, or myocarditis can cause similar symptoms and raised troponin.
Dr Basu : Thse conditions do not affect the heart blood vessels.
Dr Basu : And echocardiogram may miss the diagnosis initially.
Dr Basu : The inflammation in the heart can last for several weeks.
Dr Basu : The diagnosis of myocarditis is made by the endomyocardial biopsy( EMB).
Dr Basu : THis is performed by a cardiologist.
Dr Basu : Myocarditisc can be caused by the iral infection, or bacterial infection, or by the autoimmune reactions ( body is attacking its own tissue for unknown reasons).
Dr Basu : Myocarditis typically affects young adults with no other imaging findings but with elevated troponins and symptoms as you described.
Dr Basu : Usually the prognosis is good in mild cases.
Dr Basu : There is no significant risk of heart attack.
Dr Basu : However, you do need to see a cardiologist to establish the diagnosis by the endomyocardial biopsy.
Dr Basu : Best wishes,
Dr Basu : It was my pleasure to help you today.
I am Dr Basu experienced in Cardiovascular Conditions.
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