publication . Article . Other literature type . 1996

Significance of Mild Transient Release of Creatine Kinase–MB Fraction After Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Abdelmeguid, A. E.; Eric Topol; Whitlow, P. L.; Sapp, S. K.; Ellis, S. G.;
  • Published: 01 Oct 1996
Background The clinical significance of minor elevations in creatine kinase–myocardial band isoenzyme (CK-MB) after coronary interventions has not been systematically evaluated. Methods and Results We examined 4484 patients who underwent successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty or directional coronary atherectomy and whose peak CK levels did not exceed twice the upper limit of laboratory normal. Group 1 (3776 patients) had no CK or MB elevation after the procedure (ie, CK ≤180 IU/L, with MB fraction ≤4%). Group 2 (450 patients) had a peak CK level between 100 and 180 IU/L, with MB fraction >4%, and group 3 (258 patients) had a peak CK level betw...
free text keywords: Physiology (medical), Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Complication, Percutaneous, Revascularization, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Clinical significance, Creatine, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Cardiology, medicine.medical_specialty, Angioplasty, Creatine kinase, biology.protein, biology, Odds ratio, business.industry, business, Internal medicine
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