Cardiac function tests

The importance of biochemical markers of myocardial necrosis has been emphasised by a consensus document from the European Society of Cardiology and American College of Cardiology. The diagnosis of myocardial infarction was redefined as a typical rise and fall in troponin, or a more rapid rise and fall in CK-MB, with at least one of the following :

. Low levels (sometimes may possibly result in muscle

• Ischaemic symptoms

• Development of pathological Q waves on ECG

• ECG ST elevation or depression

• Coronary intervention

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