Creatine kinase-MB elevation after stroke is not cardiac in origin - Comparison with troponin T levels

AY H., Arsava E. M. , SARIBAS O.

STROKE, cilt.33, ss.286-289, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1161/hs0102.101544
  • Dergi Adı: STROKE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.286-289


Background and Purpose-Creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB) increases in some patients with stroke, with no clear evidence of an acute coronary syndrome. Its elevations have been suggested to represent a biological marker for stroke-related myocardial injury. Troponin T has superior sensitivity and specificity to CK-MB in revealing minor myocardial injury. Therefore, we studied troponin T levels after stroke to determine whether troponin T increases in parallel to CK-MB.