Cardiac markers are substances released by the heart in the blood when there is stress or damage to the heart. They are used as diagnostic aids for heart dysfunction. Cardiac troponin, creatinine kinase, creatine kinase-MB, and myoglobin are cardiac markers. Acute coronary syndrome, cardiac ischemia, etc., are diagnosed with cardiac markers.
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What is your opinion about my general blood test report?
Query: Hello doctor, I recently took a general blood test. I request you to go through my blood test report and give me suggestions. Especially, I would like to mention about high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) using nephelometry mg/L, where the reference range is 4.69. Any of your proposals wil... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all your reports in details (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Most of the work up is perfectly normal, except a few borderline elevations in LFT (liver function tests), which are not significant. You CRP is very high. CRP is a m... Read Full »
Can malaria elevate CPK value?
Query: Hi doctor, My father, who is 70 years old, was admitted in a hospital for severe weakness, high fever (105 degrees Fahrenheit), shivering and lack of appetite. Blood tests revealed that he had malaria (Vivax) and a platelet count of 44,000, which is below normal. But, there was no dengue or typhoid.... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. CPK enzyme (creatine phosphokinase) is specific to the heart. It gets elevated only in cardiac disease and not in malaria. However, a more specific test would be troponin enzyme levels.Also, age does not cause CPK enzymes to increase.Low platelet is due to malaria and not... Read Full »
I am diabetic and my cardiac markers are high. However my TMT test is negative. Please help me.
Query: Hi, I am 29 years old and recently underwent a TMT test. The summary is total exercise time: 6:31 minutes; maximum heart rate:184 bpm; 96 % of target 191; maximum blood pressure 190/100 mm of Hg and maximum workload attained 7.6 hours, exercise start blood pressure 150/100 mm of Hg and recovery bloo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, You have a long-term high risk of developing cardiovascular disease because of diabetes, high blood pressure 150/100 mm Hg before starting the treadmill test (TMT), and family history. A negative treadmill test means an immediate risk of a h... Read Full »
My pregnancy USG reports indicate a bilateral choroid plexus cyst and echogenic intracardiac focus. What to do?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 23-year-old female and 19 weeks pregnant. The ultrasonography reports are - a bilateral 5 mm choroid plexus cyst and a small echogenic intracardiac focus in the left ventricle. What does this mean? Please help. I take vitamin C tablets daily and had a double marker test during my... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I reviewed the report (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). In this situation, I suggest you go for an amniocentesis to confirm the fetal karyotype and rule out trisomy of 21 or Down's syndrome. The echogenic... Read Full »
Should my 15-year-old brother visit the doctor for palpitations and shortness of breath?
Query: Hi doctor, My brother is 15 years old. His height is 5'3" and weight is 115 lbs. For the past one week, he has had occasional heart palpations and shortness of breath about once a day. Originally it started with a headache complaint. We are concerned whether it will just pass or there are remedies... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please make sure that the cold medicines you use have any of the following agents like Theophylline or Salbutamol or any beta agonists in them. One of the adverse effects of the medications above is palpitations. If the medicine you used has none of the above things,... Read Full »
What happens if hs-CRP is high?
Query: Hi doctor, I have done a health checkup and I would like to get an analysis of the same. I am worried about the hs-CRP. All the reports are attached here for your reference. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your test report carefully. All the indicators were perfectly in normal range, except hs-CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein) that you are worried about. I have to say that this marker is not specific, although they say future cardiac diseases may occu... Read Full »
Can you please interpret my medical report.
Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from dullness and tiredness all the time. Also, I have anxiety and irritation. My current medication includes Lodoz 2.5 and Cilaheart 5, VALZ 40. My medical report shows some abnormalities. Please suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel sorry for the dullness and tiredness you feel. It is really troublesome for a patient at this early age. Read Full »