Physical exertion may cause high troponin levels

Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2011 Nov 15;131(22):2226. doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.11.0815.
[Article in English, Norwegian]


It is important to measure troponin levels when acute myocardial infarct is suspected. Many other factors that affect the heart can cause an increase in troponin levels, for example extreme physical exertion. Recent studies have shown that more normal physical activity can also lead to increase in troponin levels in healthy individuals.

MeSH terms

  • Exercise*
  • Humans
  • Myocardial Infarction / blood
  • Physical Exertion*
  • Troponin / blood*


  • Troponin