How likely is it that the lower levels (less than 5 fold over the upper limit of normal) of CK-MB elevation are causative for subsequent mortality?


Dr. Califf believes that it is highly likely that true elevations in CK-MB are a cause of death and other morbid outcomes. Dr. Kuntz reserves judgment until further detailed analyses examine the confounding effect of severity of disease. Dr. Califf
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It's not always the heart that will cause elevated ck-mb. Any skeletal muscle in the body if the musle is damaged through injury can raise the ck-mb levels to give a false positive.
No brain, heart, lung or skeletal muscle damage as all isoenzimes are normal. Probably the damage is in smooth muscle or you are over-storing it due to kidney problems. Note: Smooth
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