"Acute pericarditis": myocardial enzyme release as evidence for myocarditis.


The relationship between the serial ECG ST-T wave changes held to be characteristic of acute pericarditis and serum cardiac enzyme levels was studied in 18 young men with symptoms of acute infectious disease. Creatine kinase MB enzyme (CK-MB) was detected in 14 patients (78%); its peak levels were as high as 186 U/L during the first days of ST segment… (More)


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