A cardiac enzyme test is performed after a heart attack to asses whether the heart is damaged. A cardiac enzyme test is a blood test that measures the cardiac enzymes in the blood. A technician will insert a needle into a person’s arm and draw a sample of blood.
WHAT ARE CARDIAC ENZYMES?
Cardiac Enzyme is a test that is performed to calculate the level of proteins in your bloodstream. Cardiac Enzyme test is a basic tool that is used by the doctors to suspect the overall health of your heart. Moreover, the test is helpful in the diagnosis of a heart attack. Through this test, the doctor is more likely to predict if the patient had a heart attack previously or look forward if there are any indications of blockage in your heart arteries.
- Chest pain or pressure
- Feeling tired
- Shortness in breathing
- Nausea or vomiting
- Irregular or rapid rate of the pulse
This test is responsible for measuring the rise and fall The enzymes contains Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) and Creatine kinase (CK), and the proteins troponin I (TnI) and Troponin T (TnT), in your bloodstream the levels of these enzymes are usually low but in abnormal conditions such as heart attack, the levels of these enzymes are higher.
HOW CARDIAC TEST IS DONE?
The Cardiac test is more like a blood test. The lab technician will insert a thin needle into the arm of the patient and draw a blood sample. The sample is then sent to the lab for further investigation and to measure the level of cardiac enzymes present in the blood sample. The patient does not need any specific preparation or there is no need to fast before the test. Doctor often performs this test in the case of an emergency in order to diagnose a heart injury.
WHAT DO ELEVATED CARDIAC ENZYME SHOW?
The basic aim of conducting a cardiac enzyme test is to know about the result that if the patient had a heart attack or not. Due to the very low level of Troponin, it is difficult to recognize the presence of this enzyme in the bloodstream. If someone’s cardiac enzyme test for Troponin is detected positive, then the person likely had heart damage or heart attack. The troponin is measured in nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml), 1 billion nanograms is equal to just 1 gram. The number of nanograms measured through the cardiac enzyme test lets the doctor know about the risk of a heart attack. The higher the nanograms per milliliter found in the blood, the higher the chances of a heart attack. This test is also helpful for the doctors in recognizing the level of damage caused. The higher presence of Troponin in the blood indicates that the more is the damage of the heart.
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