Cardiac function tests used to determine whether there has been any cardiac tissue damage. This tests performed to help diagnose a cardiac disease.
Although heart failure is a serious condition that progressively gets worse over time, certain cases can be reversed with treatment. Even when the heart muscle is impaired, there are a number of treatments that can relieve symptoms and stop or slow the gradual worsening of the condition.
Most common blood tests:
- Cardiac biomarkers. These tests diagnose a heart attack by determining if heart cells have been damaged.
- Lipid blood tests.
- Lipoprotein, homocysteine and fibrinogen tests.
- C-reactive protein.
- Blood tests for anticoagulants.
- Blood sugar tests.
- B-type natriuretic peptide test.
- Electrolyte tests.
Common medical tests to diagnose heart conditions
- Blood tests.
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Exercise stress test.
- Echocardiogram (ultrasound)
- Nuclear cardiac stress test.
- Coronary angiogram.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Coronary computed tomography angiogram (CCTA)