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Creatine Kinase (CK)

Creatine kinase (CK) is found in heart muscle, skeletal muscle, and brain. It is elevated at some time in about 90%-93% (literature range, 65%-100%) of patients with acute MI. In acute MI, CK behaves similarly to AST. In addition, elevations have also been reported in myocarditis and also in some patients with tachyarrhythmias (mostly ventricular) […]

Myocardial Infarction (MI)

Clinical signs and symptoms are extremely important in both suspicion and diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI). The type of pain, its distribution, and its response to nitroglycerin may be very characteristic. However, it may not be easy to differentiate the pain of angina from that of acute infarct; in addition, 20%-30% (literature range, 1%-60%) of […]