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.
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.
Blood tests for heart diseases include the measurement of the following biomarkers:
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.
Automatic analyzer for blood clotting tests.
High-precision immunological-hormonal analyzer for valid measurements.
Medical staff with experience in cardiac marker tests.
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Troponin is a protein found in myocardial tissue. It is released into the bloodstream in the event of acute myocardial infarction.
Its measurement indicates whether a patient with suspicious symptoms is likely to have had a heart attack. The specific test is especially useful in cases where the electrocardiogram is not diagnostic.
Furthermore, a troponin increase happens when there is inflammation and/or necrosis of the myocardium (myocarditis, cardiomyopathy, heart failure).