Implications of increased myocardial isoenzyme level in the presence of normal serum creatine kinase activity.

@article{Heller1983ImplicationsOI,
  title={Implications of increased myocardial isoenzyme level in the presence of normal serum creatine kinase activity.},
  author={Gary Vashon Heller and Alvin S Blaustein and Jeanne Y Wei},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1983},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={24-7}
}
Although increased serum creatine kinase (CK) activity in the presence of an increased level of myocardial-specific isoenzymes (CKMB) has been strongly associated with acute myocardial infarction, the significance of an increased serum CKMB level in the presence of a normal total CK level is uncertain. In 335 consecutive patients suspected of having an acute myocardial infarction and 71 control subjects, peak serum CKMB and CK levels were correlated with the presence of other clinical criteria… CONTINUE READING