Treat the patient not the blood test

The implications of an increase in cardiac troponin after prolonged endurance exercise

G. Whyte, N. Stephens, R. Senior, K. George, R. Shave, M. Wilson, S. Sharma

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Abstract

Collapse after prolonged endurance exercise is common and usually benign. This case study reports a triathlete who suffered a vaso-vagal associated collapsed after exercise. Misdiagnosis of myocardial injury in the presence of elevated cardiac troponins and ECG anomalies led to inappropriate management and highlights the difficulty in treating the collapsed athlete following arduous exercise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-615
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume41
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Troponin
Hematologic Tests
Exercise
Diagnostic Errors
Athletes
Electrocardiography
Wounds and Injuries

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Whyte, G. ; Stephens, N. ; Senior, R. ; George, K. ; Shave, R. ; Wilson, M. ; Sharma, S. / Treat the patient not the blood test : The implications of an increase in cardiac troponin after prolonged endurance exercise. In: British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2007 ; Vol. 41, No. 9. pp. 613-615.
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