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Cardiac Profile Test Overview

Myocardial infarction is a cardiac condition, where there is temporary or permananent cessation of the blood supply to the heart muscles. This is also referred to as a heart attack. There are various predisposing factors to cardiac disorders like age, hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, family history etc. If a heart attack occurs, there are various blood markers that confirm the diagnosis and indicate the severity of the condition. A Cardiac Injury Profile- Mini is a comprehensive panel that includes tests to measure the cardiac injury or the extent of damage to the heart muscle. These parameters are known as cardiac markers. 

The levels of specific substances in the blood can indicate whether any cardiac muscle injury has occurred. All lab tests performed to identify potential heart issues are founded on this.

These tests are essential for taking the proper precautions against death because cardiac illnesses are a major cause of mortality for both men and women worldwide.

Heart failure, which weak or damaged heart muscles can cause, is the incapacity of the heart to pump blood to the body's organs adequately. Additionally, one of the main causes of cardiac disorders is the obstruction of the heart's arteries brought on by lipid increases, particularly cholesterol.

A myocardial infarction is a cardiac disorder in which the blood flow to the heart muscles is temporarily or permanently cut off. This also goes by the name "heart attack." Several factors can cause this like,

  • Age.
  • Hypertension.
  • Diabetes.
  • Cholesterol.
  • Family history.
  • Predisposition to heart problems.

Several blood indicators can be used to diagnose and assess the severity of a heart attack. A complete panel known as a Cardiac Injury Profile-Mini comprises tests to gauge the severity of the heart muscle's damage as well as the cardiac injury. These measurements are referred to as cardiac indicators.

Written by: Dr.Shibani R, Medical Writer, Medical Affairs

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Cardiac Injury Profile Mini Test Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the Cardiac Injury Profile Mini Test with a clear pricing structure.

The Cardiac Injury Profile Mini Test Price in Mumbai is ₹ 1,485 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cardiac injury profile is done to assess the extent of injury to the heart muscles by measuring various parameters or cardiac markers. These include:
LDH test: Lactate dehydrogenase enzyme (LDH) is a protein that is used to monitor the tissue damage as in case of heart attack. 
CPK-total and CPK-MB test: These are 2 tests that measure the creatinine phosphokinase levels in the blood as a whole and due to specific component CPK-MB that indicates any injury to the heart muscles. 
SGOT test: SGOT levels also indicate damage to heart muscle as also liver or kidneys.

Your doctor might suggest undergoing a cardiac profile to identify any heart conditions. A medical test that aids in detecting the issues connected to a stroke or heart attack is an example of basic diagnostics.

Here are a few signs of heart illness for which a comprehensive cardiac profile test may be advised by your doctor -

  • A quick or slow heartbeat.
  • Chest constriction.
  • Fainting.
  • Chest discomfort.
  • An unexpected bulge in the legs, ankles, or feet.
  • Breathing difficulty.

Cardiac profile test requires a blood sample. A tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins. The skin is disinfected before needle insertion and the blood sample is collected in vacutainer. 

High levels of CPK- total and CPK-MB particularly along with other parameters are indicative of a myocardial infarction (heart attack). These levels peak after 3-6 hours and if no further injury, return to normal within 24 hours.
High SGOT levels are indicative of heart muscle damage, acute hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver damage from toxins such as excess of alcohol, metastatic carcinoma, muscle injuries
Low levels of AST are seen in renal dialysis and vitamin B6 deficiency.
High LDH levels are seen in: Kidney disease, liver disease, muscle injury, heart attack, pancreatitis, leukaemia, pulmonary infarction, haemolytic anaemia, infectious mononucleosis, sepsis
In rare cases high LDH levels alone may point towards pulmonary embolism.

To find any heart issues, your doctor may advise getting a cardiac profile. Basic diagnostics include, as an example, a diagnostic procedure that assists in identifying the problems related to a heart attack or stroke.

If you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms that indicate an underlying heart condition, you should immediately consult your doctor and get tested.

Because this is a comprehensive test, you may be instructed to follow some preparatory guidelines based on the type of test.

The cardiac profile is a comprehensive test to assess the extent of damage to your heart muscles. Based on the finding, you may be required to undergo further testing, as prescribed by your doctor.

Cardiac Risk Markers Profile

Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)

Creatine Phosphokinase Total

Creatine kinase

Creatine kinase-myocardial band (CK-MB)





Aspartate aminotransferase

Serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase

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