Re: Question about BNP (brain natriuretic peptide) fluctuation levels/blood test results.
No, I have had Stress Test's, Dobutamine Echo stress test, EKG's, CAT Scan (for possible blood clot, none found), 48 Holter monitor, wore an event monitor and I passed all of them.
I remember that the cardilogist said my heart had no structural defects, my ejection rate is 65%, but I did have hypertension.
I did call the ER where I had the test done and inquired about the 5 to 19 in less than a month, the nurse put me on hold to ask the doctor. She got back on the phone and said that it was a normal physiological fluctuation and that 300 is bad. I was just 5 and 19. He and my electrophysiologist both said I have a normal heart. During the 48 hr holter monitor I had 0 PVC's, 3 PVC's and that was it.
My troponin was less than 0.1 as well. But I think they use the BNP and Troponin to see if I am having a heart attack.
It just sucks when you see a number like that and you automatically assume the worst. When in reality those numbers move up and down for one benign reason or another.