cardiac enzymes elevated and echocardiogram and cardiac stress test

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   Posted 1/13/2009 6:30 AM (GMT -6)   
My cardiac enzymes were elevated they want to do an echocardiogram and cardiac stress test. what does an elevated cardiac enzymes mean? why do they want to test my heart. I was having chest pains
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   Posted 1/13/2009 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Elevated cardiac enzymes, can be an indicator that you've suffered a heart attack.   Depending on exactly which cardiac enzyme it is that is elevated, it may also be an indicator of heart muscle damage.   The tests your physician is running will help determine what your diagnosis is.  Good luck.
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