Serum free L-carnitine in association with myoglobin as a diagnostic marker of acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Moselhy2009SerumFL,
  title={Serum free L-carnitine in association with myoglobin as a diagnostic marker of acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Said Salama Moselhy and Salah H Demerdash},
  journal={Clinical biochemistry},
  year={2009},
  volume={42 1-2},
  pages={78-82}
}
BACKGROUND Early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in patients with chest pain is necessary to initiate appropriate treatment. Elevation of ST-segment in ECG is the only marker that cardiologists depend on in diagnosis. The aim of this study was to monitor the level of serum free L-carnitine in combination with myoglobin (Myo) and creatine kinase (total activity and CK-MB level) for usefulness as a predictor of AMI in ICU patients. DESIGN AND METHODS In the present study serum… CONTINUE READING