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Isolated creatine kinase-MB rise with normal cardiac troponins: a strange occurrence with difficult interpretation.
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PMID:  21857234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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A 37-year-old man is admitted to the hospital for retrosternal chest pain lasting more than 30 min and nonspecific ECG findings. Serial assays of cardiac biomarkers reveal an isolated elevation of creatine kinase-MB and negative troponin levels. A coronary angiography shows normal vessels in the presence of a Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) 2 flow. How should this patient be managed and treated? Is it a myocardial infarction? We here provide a review of the relevant literature and suggest that such a strange condition, for which several explanations are possible, involves a worse prognosis than for normal creatine kinase-MB and troponins.
Authors:
Fabrizio Ricci; Raffaele De Caterina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Institute of Cardiology, 'G. d'Annunzio' University, Chieti, Italy.
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