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Creatine kinase MB isoenzyme of noncardiac origin in elderly patients.
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PMID:  10562923     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Increased activity of creatine kinase MB (CKMB) isoenzyme is regarded as highly diagnostic for acute myocardial infarction. We report two cases of elderly patients with increased levels of CKMB but no evidence of cardiac injury. We conclude that numerous factors influence CKMB activity and that the suitability of this test for the diagnosis of cardiac muscle damage in the elderly should be viewed with caution.
P Alterman; C Vigder; J Feldman; D Spiegel; A Yaretzky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Coronary artery disease     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0954-6928     ISO Abbreviation:  Coron. Artery Dis.     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-02     Completed Date:  1999-12-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011445     Medline TA:  Coron Artery Dis     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Geriatric Department, Meir General Hospital, Kfar Saba, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Creatine Kinase / blood,  metabolism*
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Diseases / diagnosis
Lung Diseases, Obstructive / enzymology
Myocardium / enzymology*
Pneumonia / enzymology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Isoenzymes; EC Kinase

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