What is meant by cardiac markers?

Cardiac markers are measurable biochemical substances in the bloodstream that evaluate heart function.

They have high diagnostic sensitivity and can be useful in the diagnosis, evaluation and monitoring of heart diseases.

What do cardiac markers indicate?

The measurement of cardiac markers in the patient’s blood can indicate myocardial damage or cardiovascular system dysfunctions.

The specific diagnostic tests evaluate the risk of serious cardiovascular diseases, such as coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, or heart failure.

What biomarkers do blood tests for heart disease include?

Blood tests for heart diseases include the measurement of the following biomarkers:

  • Troponins T and I (TnT / TnI): Biomarkers of high sensitivity and specificity for myocardial lesions.
  • Creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB): Sensitive biomarker of myocardial necrosis.
  • Natriuretic peptides (BNP and pro-BNP): Prognostic markers in heart failure and markers for the evaluation of symptoms of cardiac etiology.
  • Myoglobin: Complementary biomarker of low specialty, but high sensitivity, for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction.
  • Homocysteine ​​(Hcy): Independent risk biomarker for coronary cerebral and peripheral vascular diseases.
  • High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP): Complementary biomarker of high sensitivity for inflammations, which can be used as a risk indicator for coronary heart disease.
  • Fibrinogen: Coagulation factor responsible for normal blood clotting. It acts as a risk indicator for blood clot formation.
  • Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (PLAC test): Biomarker for inflammation in the blood vessels, which is linked to an increase of plaque in the arteries.

Cardiac biomarker tests at PLUS diagnostic center

PLUS microbiology laboratory performs all the diagnostic tests for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system.

The measurements of cardiac markers are made by specialized staff and modern analyzers for reliable results.

STAGO Start 4

STAGO Start 4

Automatic analyzer for blood clotting tests.

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Roche Cobas 411

High-precision immunological-hormonal analyzer for valid measurements.

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Experienced Staff

Medical staff with experience in cardiac marker tests.

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Accurate Results

High accuracy of results for a valid diagnosis.

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