Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
195 Doctors are Online

Does your blood test show up different after a heart attack ?

if you have a blood test to check if you have sufffered a heart attack how can they tell by your blood ?
whether or not you have actually had a heart attack. does your blood test show up different after a heart attack
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
  User's Response
Yes. The heart muscle (myocardium) cells are unique from other muscle cell in the body. When you have a heart attack, the cells are damaged and burst releasing proteins and enzymes called CK-MB (also the name of the test) into the general circulation. So if you have CK-MB in your blook, you have most likely had a heart attack.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor