Heart Attack - Cardiac Markers

Creatinine Phosphate Kinase (CPK) and CK-MB Overview

CK (Creatinine Phosphate Kinase) is ordered in patients who may have had a heart attack. The test will usually be ordered when a patient arrives at the emergency room and again at ...


Myoglobin is a heme-containing and Oxygen binding protein which is present in the cystoplasm of Skeletal and Cardiac muscle cells. It serves as a reservoir of oxygen. When muscle ...

Cardiac Markers and time of elevation

Creatine kinase (CK) It’s an enzyme found primarily in the heart and skeletal muscles, and in smaller amounts in the brain. When the total CK level is substantially elevated, ...
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