Cardiac Enzyme Studies
What To Think About
- CPK-MB, which is found in large amounts in damaged heart muscle is a more specific way to estimate the amount of heart muscle damage than total CPK. The total CPK enzyme level can be elevated from vigorous exercise, intramuscular injections, crush injuries to muscles, muscular dystrophy, or muscle inflammation.
- Another protein, Reference myoglobin Opens New Window, may be tested along with cardiac enzymes to diagnose a heart attack.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 5, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference George Philippides, MD - Cardiology