Invasive Tests and Procedures

Updated:Apr 15,2013

Learn more about common tests you may need to take.

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.


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This content was last reviewed on 10/20/2012.

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