[Increased troponin I level in a Duchenne muscular dystrophy patient with normal coronarography]

Ann Fr Anesth Reanim. 2008 Apr;27(4):345-7. doi: 10.1016/j.annfar.2008.01.006.
[Article in French]


Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a neuromuscular disease characterized by a progressive skeletal muscular weakness. As the respiratory care of such patients has been dramatically improved during the past few years, the DMD associated cardiomyopathy is becoming a new concern. We report a clinical case of a Troponin I level increase with normal coronarography occurring after an acute episode of respiratory failure. This report suggests the sensitivity of cardiomyocytes to hypoxemia in DMD patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne / blood*
  • Troponin I / blood*


  • Troponin I