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Tests could include:
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- History and Physical Exam
- Serum troponin T measurement
- Serum Myoglobin Measurement
- Creatine Kinase Isoenzyme, MB Fraction (CKMB) Level Test
- Creatine Kinase Level
- Troponin measurement
- Serum troponin I measurement
- Cardiac Marker Tests
- Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
- Heart Sound Evaluation
- Treadmill Stress Test
- Coronary Angiography
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Stress Echocardiography
- Chest X-Ray
- Exercise Stress Test
- Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Cardiac MRI
- Cardiac Echo
- Cardiovascular Stress Test
- Plasma B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Level
- Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion Study
- Lipid Panel
An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by an electrical signal that starts at the top of your heart and travels to the bottom. Hear...
Serum myoglobin is a blood test that is used to measure the levels of myoglobin in the bloodstream. Myoglobin is a protein that is commonly found in the heart and skeletal muscles. The only time that myoglobin is found in the bloodstream is when i...
The creatine phosphokinase test measures the amount of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) present in the blood. The test is also known as creatine kinase, CPK test, and CK test. Creatine phosphokinase is a specific enzyme found primarily in the heart, s...
If you or someone you love has suffered from a blood clot, stroke, heart disease, or similar health problem, your doctor may recommend a magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) exam. Similar to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an MRA is a test that ...
A coronary angiography is a test to determine blockage in a coronary artery. During the coronary angiography, a contrast dye is injected into the arteries through a catheter (thin, plastic tube), while a doctor watches how blood flows through the ...
Cardiac catheterization is a hospital procedure used to evaluate heart function and diagnose cardiovascular conditions. In the procedure, a long narrow catheter is inserted in an artery or vein in the groin, neck, or arm. This tube threads through...
Stress echocardiography, also called an echocardiography stress test or stress echo, is a procedure used to determine how well your heart and blood vessels are working. You will be asked to exercise on a treadmill or stationary bike while doctors ...
An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it can help spot abnormalities or diseases of the airways, blood vessels, bones, heart, ...
An exercise stress test is used to determine how well your heart responds during times when it is working the hardest. During the test, you will be asked to exercise-typically on a treadmill-while you are hooked up to an electrocardiogram (EKG). T...
An magnetic resonance imaging test (MRI) uses magnets and radio waves to capture images inside your body without making an surgical incision. An MRI allows your doctor to see the soft tissues in your body, along with your bones. An MRI can be perf...
An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of a heart, allowing a doctor to monitor how the heart and its valves are functioning. An echocardiogram, or "echo," can help spot blood clots, fluid in the sac around the he...
A complete cholesterol test (also called a lipid panel or lipid profile) measures the amount of "good" and "bad" cholesterol and the level of triglycerides in your blood. Cholesterol is a soft, waxy fat that your body needs to function properly. H...