A 35-year-old male asked:
today was at er because several chest pain. ekg normal, troponin not elevated, ck high at 260u/l, ckmb 13.7 u/l. drs send me home. why ck elevated?txs
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Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Well...: CK's can be mildly elevated for many reasons, often non-cardiac.
Anormal troponin means you did not have tissues damage and a normal EKG does not always rule-out coronary disease.
I recommend you see a cardiologist and further explore the reason for the chest pain, especially if you have any risk factors, like family history, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure....
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