Invasive Tests and Procedures

Updated:Sep 16,2016

Learn more about these common heart attack tests

Blood testing may include the following:
Cardiac enzymes (including troponin and creatine kinase), C-reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen, homocysteine, lipoproteins, triglycerides, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and prothrombin.


Reason for Test

  • Confirms that a heart attack has occurred and determines extent of damage.
  • Assesses future risk for coronary artery disease.
  • Provides information on the time it takes for the blood to clot.


Related information:

This content was last reviewed July 2015.