Creatine determinations as an early marker for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Delanghe1988CreatineDA,
  title={Creatine determinations as an early marker for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Joris Richard Delanghe and Marc L D De Buyzere and Ivan K De Scheerder and Dirk Vogelaers and Johan Vandenbogaerde and A M van den Abeele and P. Gheeraert and R J Wieme},
  journal={Annals of clinical biochemistry},
  year={1988},
  volume={25 ( Pt 4)},
  pages={383-8}
}
In the acute phase of acute myocardial infarction (3-8 h after onset of symptoms) an early transient increase in the creatine concentration of serum, saliva, and especially of urine can be observed. Due to the renal threshold, urine values give a much better discrimination between infarction patients and controls than do serum determination. In some patients secondary peaks of serum and urine creatine concentrations can be seen about 24-36 h after hospital admission. Intramuscular injections of… CONTINUE READING

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