What to know about cardiac isoenzymes: An update

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The judicious use of cardiac isoenzymes can clarify the diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI), direct other cardiac studies, and prevent unnecessary tests. Elevated creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB) levels confirm that an MI with associated cell death has occurred. Lactic dehydrogenase levels are sometimes useful in evaluating patients who may have had an MI3 or 4 days earlier and whose serum CK levels have returned to normal.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Short, SG; Clements, SD

Published Date

  • January 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 55 - 64

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-5104

Citation Source

  • Scopus