Cardiac Risk Markers Test
Disease group: Heart
Offer Price: Rs. 1500 Rs. 1104
Heart is a four-chambered fistsized muscular organ. It is assigned multiple responsibilities
including fulfilling oxygen and nutrient requirements of cells along with removal of waste
byproducts like carbon dioxide and other elements. The heart, also called 'Myocardium',
pumps continuously for ensuring ceaseless nutritional supply for maintaining cellular functions.
A minute halt in the nutritional supply, hinders cellular activity leading to numerous ailments
that prove fatal; making it imperative to monitor cardiac health at regular intervals.
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Assessing the functioning of an organ that works round-the-clock is not as simple as it sounds.
Few molecules, called 'Cardiac Risk Markers' serve as indicators for an individual's risk of heart
Cardiac Risk Markers- What to know?
Disease development is a slow process taking a few months to maybe years. Our
body secretes certain molecules while suffering any cardiac injury or stress for
corrective healing action. The amount of these molecules is directly proportional
to the damage
severity making them excellent indicators of cardiac events; hence the name,
'Cardiac Risk Markers'.
These markers are already present in the body in low levels, but fluctuate during
cardiovascular diseases or post myocardial damage. They aid in preventive, diagnostic,
prognostic (disease development) as well as therapeutic monitoring (treatment). Every
application demands distinct markers with certain features. Let's understand the basic
features and then move to gain knowledge about cardiac risk markers
Understanding Cardiac Risk Markers
Every marker plays a vital role in aiding a Cardiologist understand an individual's
risk factor or cardiac disease. Let us try to understand few markers and their role
in disease detection.
Lipoprotein (a) or Lp(a) is a lowdensity cholesterol-rich complex, made of two molecules:
lipoprotein (LDL) and Apolipoprotein [Apo(A)]. The main characteristics of Lp(a) are that it
is genetically determined and is unaffected by lifestyle changes. Elevated levels of Lp(a) are
associated with Cardiovascular diseases, stroke, atherosclerosis, heart attack, etc.
Apolipoprtein A1 or Apo A1, encoded by gene APOA1, is a major highdensity lipoprotein
with accumulated fat transport to liver. Higher levels of ApoA1 are related with lower
risk of heart attacks whereas, higher levels indicate risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular
Apolipoprotein B or ApoB, encoded by gene APOB, is associated with low and very
low-density lipoprotein as well as chylomicrons. It is produced in the intestines
(ApoB-48) and liver (ApoB-100) having the function of cholesterol movement within
the body. Higher levels of ApoB indicate higher risk of stroke or heart diseases.
Apolipoprotein B to Apolipoprotein A1
The ratio- ApoB/ApoA1 is regarded as a strong predictor of myocardial infarction
or heart attack risk.
C-reactive protein or CRP, a plasma protein synthesized by the liver aids
in infection and inflammation detection. Lower CRP levels indicate low risk of
myocardial infarction, cardiovascular diseases or stroke.
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Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally, and in this pandemic,
most of the COVID-19 patients are prone to heart diseases. Early detection of diseases
can aid in limiting damage to tissues as well as ensure better treatment. Cardiac biomarkers
help in accurate and rapid diagnosis, disease management as well as treatment monitoring.
A number of molecules like creatine kinase, placental growth factor, troponins, myoglobins,
fatty acid binding proteins are included under cardiac risk markers that predict and provide
prognostic knowledge pertaining to heart health.
Thyrocare offers Cardiac Risk Markers Profile that includes estimation of Lipoprotein,
Apolipoprotein A1, Apolipoprotein B, Apolipoprotein B to Apolipoprotein A1 ratio as
well as C-reactive protein using state-of-the-art automation technologies at affordable
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Test Reports Delivery :
Soft copy reports on Email within 24-48 hours. Hard copy (if opted) within 7-8 days by courier.
10-12 hrs fasting required.
Sample Required :
Only Blood sample (approx 5ml). Free sample collection from Home/Office.