Serum creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase isoenzyme levels in patients after major esophageal surgery, esophageal dilation, and acute myocardial infarction.

All three isoenzymes of creatine kinase (CK), including MB, the fraction used in diagnosing acute myocardial infarction (AMI), have been found in the esophagus. Clinical reports suggest that injuries to the esophagus can cause changes in peripheral serum CK. This prospective study was designed to delineate whether esophageal dilation or major esophageal… CONTINUE READING