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HEART - SYMPTOMS, DIAGNOSIS & TESTS

BNP QUANTITATIVE
CHOLESTEROL TOTAL
CREATININE KINASE MB ( CKMB )
CREATININE PHOSPHOKINASE ( CPK )
PERICARDIAL FLUID EXAMINATION
TRIGLYCERIDES
TROPONIN – T ( QUALITATIVE ), (TROP -T )
C - REACTIVE PROTEIN (CRP), QUANTITATIVE
CULTURE AND SENSITIVITY BLOOD (Automated)
ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (ECG)
HEALTHY HEART PANEL
HEART DISEASES
  • Arrhythmia - An arrhythmia is a heart rhythm abnormality.
  • Atherosclerosis -  Atherosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries.
  • Cardiomyopathy - This condition causes the heart’s muscles to harden or grow weak.
  • Congenital Heart Defects - Congenital heart defects are heart irregularities that are present at birth.
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) - CAD is caused by the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries. It’s also called ischemic heart disease.
  • Heart Infections - Heart infections may be caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites.
SYMPTOMS
  • Chest pain, chest tightness, pressure on chestwall and chest discomfort (angina)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in your legs or arms if the blood vessels in those parts of your body are narrowed
  • Pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen or back
RISK FACTORS
  • Smoking - Cigarette smoking is a powerful independent risk factor for sudden cardiac death in patients with coronary heart disease.
  • High blood cholesterol - One of the major risk factors for heart disease is high blood cholesterol. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is carried around the body by proteins.
  • Hypertension - Occurs when your blood pressure increases to unhealthy levels. It is generally a silent condition. Many people won’t experience any symptoms in early stages.
  • Diabetes - Occurs when the blood glucose is high in the blood.
  • Overweight - Extra weight can lead to increased high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and diabetes, all major risk factors for heart disease.