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Can someone please tell us what Protein

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Can someone please tell us what "Protein Leak" means. My stepdaughter''s father was diagnosed, today, as having a heart attack. The Dr''s also referenced the Protein Leak issue.
Protein leak in urine is loss of proteins in blood (mainly albumin) through the kidneys in urine.
This can be due to kidney diseases like glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome or systemic diseases like diabetes & hypertension or cardiovascular diseases causing damage to blood vessels like vasculitis.
Systemic or cardiovascular diseases can be associated with heart atck or ischemic heart disease.
Use of drugs like enalpril, ramipril, losartan, valsartan can help the protein leakage & prevent or slow deterioration of kidney function.

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There is another possibility that your doctor was refering to leakage of troponin proteins in blood from damaged heart muscles . These proteins help the diagnosis of heart attack.

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