Requiem for a heavyweight: the demise of creatine kinase-MB.

  title={Requiem for a heavyweight: the demise of creatine kinase-MB.},
  author={Amy K Saenger and Allan S. Jaffe},
  volume={118 21},
The development of rapid, automated, and accurate laboratory testing for creatine kinase MB (CK-MB) revolutionized the treatment of patients with acute cardiac events in the 1970s and 1980s.1 To clinicians, CK-MB values augmented a thorough history, physical, and ECG findings, and elevations rapidly became the gold standard for identifying cardiac injury.1 CK-MB allowed earlier diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and detection of reinfarction, and measurements could be used to… CONTINUE READING
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