Treat the patient not the blood test: the implications of an increase in cardiac troponin after prolonged endurance exercise.

@article{Whyte2007TreatTP,
  title={Treat the patient not the blood test: the implications of an increase in cardiac troponin after prolonged endurance exercise.},
  author={Gregory P. Whyte and Nigel Stephens and Roxy Senior and Keith P. George and Rob Shave and Mathew H Wilson and Sanjay Sharma},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 9},
  pages={613-5; discussion 615}
}
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… CONTINUE READING