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

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

STROKE, vol.33, no.1, pp.286-289, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1161/hs0102.101544
  • Journal Name: STROKE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.286-289
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


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.