A 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.
What we look for during a cardiac enzyme test
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
- 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 cardiac enzyme test and provide same-day results.