Creatine Kinase

Creatine or creatine kinase is an enzyme myoglobinuria which is located mainly in the brain, skeletal and cardiac muscle. High levels of creatine kinase occurs in heart attacks, if the heart muscle is damaged, or the conditions that produce damage to the brain or skeletal muscle. Creatine kinase is often erroneously called Creatinine kinase. There are three different ways of creatine kinase, which can be measured: CK-MM (headquartered in heart and skeletal muscles), CK-MB (located primarily in the heart) and CK-BB (located in the brain). High levels of creatine kinase, in particular, CK-MB, occurs within hours of a heart attack, as the heart muscle cells die. The level of the enzyme for the first 18-24 hours after a heart attack will continue to grow and to slow the normal reset within a few days. If high creatine kinase is a more accurate test (troponin) may help confirm the presence of a heart attack. Trauma and other disorders, skeletal muscle damage associated with a high level of creatine kinase. In some cases, the test can phenomena such as polymyositis muscle (a condition characterized by inflammation of the muscles) to detect or the degree of muscle damage estimate is used. Stroke and other forms of brain damage can also cause a high level of creatine kinase. A high creatine kinase can creatine kinase indicate a heart attack or other emergency. Immediate medical attention (call 911) to receive, if you, or someone, severe symptoms, such as chest pain or pressure and difficulty breathing, accompanied by sweating and the acceleration of heart rate (tachycardia); or paralysis; sudden weakness or numbness of one side of the body; confusion or loss of consciousness, even for a brief moment. A blood sample is needed. This can come from a vein. The procedure is called a collection of blood. This test may be repeated in 2 or 3 days, if you are a patient at the hospital. No special preparation is usually necessary. Tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking. Drugs that can increase CPK measurements include amphotericin B, some anesthetic agents, statins, Fibrates, dexamethasone, alcohol and cocaine. When the needle is inserted to the blood test, feels pain moderate, or only with a tail or Stinger. So it may be some throbbing. If the total CPK level is very high, usually means that there were no injuries or stress in muscle tissue, heart or brain. Muscle damage is more likely. If a muscle is damaged, KPC seeps into the bloodstream. Determine what specific form of CPK high that helps medically determined that the tissue has been damaged. This test can be used: model and the timetable for an increase or decrease of CPK values can be diagnostically significant, especially when you suspect a heart attack that. Except in exceptional cases, other tests are used to diagnose a heart attack. Normal ranges vary among different laboratories. Some laboratories use different measures or different samples. Talk to your doctor about the importance of specific results. There is very little risk of blood drawn. Veins and arteries vary in size from one patient to another and from one side of the body to another. Some people's blood may be harder than others. Other risks associated with blood drawn are slight but may include: other tests should be carried out to determine the exact location of muscle damage. Factors influencing the results of the tests are cardiac catheterization, intramuscular injections, muscle trauma, surgery, and intensive training. . . . . .