Heart Attack

Frequently Asked Questions

9. What tests are used to diagnose a heart attack?

Several tests are used to diagnose a heart attack.

  • Blood tests identify and measure markers in the blood that can show how much damage was done to your heart. These tests are often repeated at specific time periods to check for changes.
  • Coronary angiography is usually performed along with cardiac catheterization, using a dye injected through the cardiac catheter. The dye lets the doctor to see the flow of blood through the heart and blood vessels. Learn more about coronary angiography.