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What are the tests that show you had a heart attack?
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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: E tests
In brief: E tests
Ecg, echocardiogram, enzymes, exercise stress test.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Blood work and EKG
The oldest method, still used and important, is the evolutionary change that occurs on ekg over 2 to 3 days.
Note: the ekg in some cases is initially normal in the early stages of a heart attack. CPK and its isoenzymes, and various forms of troponin ("cardiac enzymes") levels rise as they leak out of damaged heart cells and can be detected several hours after onset also.

In brief: Blood work and EKG
The oldest method, still used and important, is the evolutionary change that occurs on ekg over 2 to 3 days.
Note: the ekg in some cases is initially normal in the early stages of a heart attack. CPK and its isoenzymes, and various forms of troponin ("cardiac enzymes") levels rise as they leak out of damaged heart cells and can be detected several hours after onset also.
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