What Do High Troponin Levels Mean?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 2, 2020 8:17:37 PM ET

High troponin levels usually indicate heart muscle damage, pulmonary hypertension, myocarditis, cardiomyopathy or congestive heart failure, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Additionally, medical procedures such as electrical cardioversion, and long-lasting illnesses such as kidney disease and heart disease, can cause high levels of troponin in the blood.