Cardiac Enzyme Studies
Why It Is Done
Cardiac enzyme studies are done to:
- Determine whether you are having a heart attack or a threatened heart attack (Reference unstable angina Opens New Window) if you have chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, sweating, and abnormal electrocardiography results.
- Check for injury to the heart after Reference bypass surgery Opens New Window.
- Determine if a procedure, such as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), or a medicine to dissolve the blockage (thrombolytic medicine) has successfully restored blood flow through a blocked coronary artery.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 5, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference George Philippides, MD - Cardiology