Cardiac Enzyme Testing

San Antonio Cardiac Enzyme Testing Services

A San Antonio cardiac enzyme test is one tool doctors use to see if you’re having -- or already had -- a heart attack. This test measures the level of certain proteins circulating in your bloodstream. Prestige ER is available and open with short wait times and can do a cardiac enzyme test to determine your cardiac enzyme levels using lab work.

Cardiac Enzyme Testing Physicians in San Antonio

When you have severe stress on the heart, it can damage its muscle. When that happens, your heart releases enzymes -- a kind of protein -- into your blood. After a heart attack, the level of these enzymes get dangerously high. Going for cardiac enzyme testing at Prestige ER is a good way to know if something serious is going on. Our doctors are experienced in testing cardiac enzyme levels and provide you same-day results.

Symptoms of a blockage in your heart’s arteries:

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling very weak or tired
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating and cool, clammy skin
  • Throwing up or feeling like you need to

What Is a Cardiac Enzyme test?

This test measures the level of certain proteins circulating in your bloodstream. Higher levels of these chemicals — known as biomarkers — are released when the heart muscle is damaged. During a cardiac enzyme test, our doctors measure the protein troponin T levels - which is the key biomarker that reveals when your heart has been under stress.  It stays at high levels even after other enzymes have gone back to normal. A cardiac enzyme test also tells if your heart muscle is getting enough oxygen.

Care whenever you need it

When you think you may be having a heart attack or have had one recently, minutes matter. You can’t wait until your doctor’s office opens. With Prestige Emergency Room, you don’t have to wait. We’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week including holidays. You will have little or no wait time. Our physicians will conduct your San Antonio cardiac enzyme test and provide same-day results.