The current paradigm of cardiac troponin increase among athletes

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Although it is known that exercise improves cardiovascular health and extends life expectancy, a significant number of people may also experience an elevation in cardiac troponin levels as a result of exercise. For many years, researchers have argued whether exercise-induced cardiac troponin rises are a consequence of a physiological or pathological reaction and whether they are clinically significant. Differences in cardiac troponin elevation and cardiac remodeling can be seen between athletes participating in different types of sports. When forecasting the exercise-induced cardiac troponin rise, there are many additional parameters to consider, as there is a large amount of interindividual heterogeneity in the degree of cardiac troponin elevation. Although it was previously believed that cardiac troponin increases in athletes represented a benign phenomenon, numerous recent studies disproved this notion by demonstrating that, in specific individuals, cardiac troponin increases may have clinical and prognostic repercussions. This review aims to examine the role of cardiac troponin in athletes and its role in various sporting contexts. This review also discusses potential prognostic and clinical implications, as well as future research methods, and provides a straightforward step-by-step algorithm to help clinicians interpret cardiac troponin rise in athletes in both ischemic and non-ischemic circumstances.

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Celeski, Mihail, Andrea Segreti, Mariagrazia Piscione, Luigi Maria Monticelli, Giuseppe Di Gioia, Chiara Fossati, Gian Paolo Ussia, Fabio Pigozzi, and Francesco Grigioni. 2024. “The Current Paradigm of Cardiac Troponin Increase Among Athletes”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, April. https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2024.2878.