Tests Required in Diagnosing a Heart Attack and Chest Pain

Tests Required in Diagnosing a Heart Attack and Chest Pain

It is seen, that in general, a health care professional should advise regular checkups for various risk factors for you. Also, call for frequent screenings that might showcase symptoms- that could have led you to a heart attack.

It is seen, that in general, a health care professional should advise regular checkups for various risk factors for you. Also, call for frequent screenings that might showcase symptoms- that could have led you to a heart attack.

What is a Heart Attack?

A heart attack is often defined as a diagnosis made for an emergency setting. In case, you've had a heart attack before or are experiencing one currently, the health care professionals should take immediate action to treat the condition.

The diagnosis of a heart attack is inclusive of the following:

  1. Checking blood pressure
  2. Checking the pulse
  3. Check  the temperature

Tests are done to evaluate the heart rate and to determine the overall heart health.

Note: According to scientific studies, it has been seen that:

Women had a better prognosis than men but similar predictors of death. Control of diabetes and prevention of stroke and CKD could significantly reduce the death rate in CHF due to CCC.

Tests to diagnose a Heart Attack and associated Chest Pain

There are multiple tests that are used to diagnose a heart attack. This includes the following:

It aims to improve outcomes by providing advice on tests like:

  1. ECG or EKG
  2. High-sensitivity troponin tests
  3. Multislice CT angiography
  4. Functional testing

All these help to support the healthcare professionals so as to make a speedy and an accurate diagnosis.

Other tests that are used to diagnose a heart attack are as follows:

  1. Blood tests. There are certain heart proteins that would slowly leak into the blood post heart attack. These blood tests are usually to check and evaluate these specific proteins (cardiac markers).
  2. Chest X-ray. The chest X-ray displays the condition and the size of the heart along with the lungs
  3. Echocardiogram. An echocardiogram would also help in identifying whether a particular area of the heart has been injured.
  4. Coronary catheterization (angiogram: A (catheter) is inserted into the artery, it is usually in the leg, and then it is guided to the heart. The Dye then flows through the corresponding catheter. This will help the arteries to show up even clearly on the images that are made during the test.
  5. Cardiac computed tomography (CT) or Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this case, the tests would be used to create images of heart and the chest. The Cardiac CT scans in general use the X-rays. Usually, a Cardiac MRI will use a magnetic field and the radio waves that are used to create images of the heart.

This test helps to show the severity of the heart damage

The Blood Tests that aid in the diagnosis of Heart Attack

It is seen that there are a number of different blood tests that could be done to rule out any other causes of the heart symptoms, and to successfully measure the different levels within the patient’s body that would affect the heart. The most common are as follows:

  1. Full Blood count (FBC) - The test would measure the levels of RBCs, WBC and platelets. It measures the level of hemoglobin
  2. Urea and Electrolytes (Us and Es) – The urea levels usually aids in monitoring how the kidneys are functioning. The Electrolytes then help to stabilize the patient’s heart rhythm.
  3. Glucose - This test detects or measures the level of sugar present in the blood.
  4. Liver and thyroid function
  5. Troponin blood test – The troponin is considered to be a protein that is released into the blood once the heart muscle gets damaged.

The troponin level usually provides quick and accurate measure of the heart muscle damage.

It’s also used in the assessment of following a suspected heart attack. It might also be taken upon the admission to hospital and/or even 12 hours from onset of the symptoms.

Note: According to NHS, a single blood test to rule out acute coronary syndrome is Troponin T.

  • CPK-MB Test: Is done when an individual has chest pain and would further like to investigate if it's related to a heart attack. It is done, second to a Troponin Test (in case, it is unavailable)
  1. Cholesterol level and lipid profile.
  2. Natriuretic peptides - an indicator of heart failure.

Why should Ganesh diagnostic and Imaging Centre be your preference for Screening Tests?

At Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Centre, we are known for providing excellent service and care to its patients for decades. Lakhs of satisfied patients over the years!

It is an established and renowned diagnostic centre since 2001.

Their excellence is backed by NABH and NABL Accreditations

NABH accreditation is proof of highest standard of care and service provided to the patients. NABL accreditation reflects the competency of laboratories and equipment based on some national and international standards.

Test report is available digitally too.

Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Centre is a one-stop solution for getting all kinds of tests done, as all services are available under one roof.

The aim of GDIC is to provide world’s finest technology at the lowest price. 

The rates of scans are reasonably priced. Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Centre also offer FLAT 50% OFF on many tests. 

Patients can rely upon test reports as reports are 100% accurate.

The cost of the Cancer Screening Tests in Delhi, at Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Center are as follows:

Note from Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Center

  • Early checkups are always better than delayed ones. Safety, precaution & care are depicted in the several health checkups at our center.
  • Here, at Ganesh Diagnostic and Imagining Center, we present simple & comprehensive health packages for any kind of testing to ensure the early prescribed treatment to safeguard your health.
  • So, visit us at the earliest to ensure good health and to maintain an active immune system.