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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Elevated Heart Enzymes

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What could have caused my elevated heart enzymes?

What could have caused my elevated heart enzymes?

Heart attack: Cardiac enzymes are for the most part muscle enzymes and can be elevated by anything that causes problems with muscle. The more cardiac specific enzymes will be less bothered but none are perfect. One would have to know what was going on before your enzymes were drawn to speculate what might have happened, including lab error. ...Read more

Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


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What will cause elevated heart enzymes besides a heart attack?

What will cause elevated heart enzymes besides a heart attack?

Muscle injury: CPK and the non specific enzymes may be falsely elevated, may be increased by muscle injury, and some drugs. Specific like troponins, are pretty accurate! ...Read more

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What are the causes of high levels of enzymes in your liver and heart?

Enzymes: The stock answer is myocardial cell damage or death causes release and elevation of the enzymes. Cardiac enzymes are supposed to be very specific, in practice not quite so much. Similar for liver, generally means organ damage but not really that simple. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many hrs does heart enzymes stay elevated after a heart attack?

Can you let me know how many hrs does heart enzymes stay elevated after a heart attack?

Up to 14 dsys: Troponin i or troponin t remains positive up to 14 days after a cardiac event. CPK and ckmb returns to normal after 72 hours. Troponin is a specific cardiac marker. However CPK is not it could be detected in the blood from skeletal muscle injury as well. ...Read more

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Ast level was 8 (normal 15-37). All other blood results are normal. Even heart enzymes. What can cause this?

Ast level was 8 (normal 15-37). All other blood results are normal. Even heart enzymes. What can cause this?

Normal: Just because the normal range is listed as 15-37, an AST value of 8 is nothing to be concerned about. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How will high elevated heart enzymes effect an aortic dissection? My daddy has an decending aortic dissection that is 5.4cm and very very very close to his spine, so close they are trying extremely hard every way they can not to have to do surgery. He has

How will high elevated heart enzymes effect an aortic dissection? My daddy has an decending aortic dissection that is 5.4cm and very very very close to his spine, so close they are trying extremely hard every way they can not to have to do surgery. He has

Most: Most current "heart enzyme" tests are very specific for heart damage (troponin), although there are older tests which are used less frequently which can be elevated in the setting of other muscle damage (ckmb, myoglobin). I would start by finding out which test exactly is abnormal. If it is indeed an elevated level of "troponin" then this typically indicates heart damage which can then be caused by either undue strain on the heart, or most commonly by low blood flow to the heart muscle which causes some of the cells to die off and release the enzyme. We know that many people with cardiovascular disease have issues in more than one area, so if you father has an aortic dissection, there is a good chance that he also has coronary artery disease which would increase his risk for surgery further. I would encourage you to sit down and talk with your father's physician and ask some of these same questions face to face and obtain some specific answers relating to you father's condition. ...Read more

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How safe is Lipitor (atorvastatin) for heart patients with slightly elevated liver enzymes?

How safe is Lipitor (atorvastatin) for heart patients with slightly elevated liver enzymes?

Usually Very Safe: Your slightly elevated liver enzymes should be evaluated by your physician. If no significant problem is found it is safe to take lipitor (atorvastatin). Monitoring liver enzymes is frequently done on a periodic basis. Small elevations of liver enzymes over baseline on Lipitor (atorvastatin) is not an indication of liver damage and can be safely followed. ...Read more

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I am tired all the time, major heart burn, flutter feeling in chest, pain in upper right abdomen, pain in chest, elevated liver enzymes. Negative hepa?

I am tired all the time, major heart burn, flutter feeling in chest, pain in upper right abdomen, pain in chest, elevated liver enzymes. Negative hepa?

Need more testing...: "Hepatitis" means inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines ...Read more

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Can vomiting and diarrhea causes heart enzymes to elevate?

Can vomiting and diarrhea causes heart enzymes to elevate?

Enzymes: Vomiting and diarrhea not related to a cardiac event should not cause significant change in cardiac specific enzymes. ...Read more

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Symptoms are high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, nausea, vomiting, right side abdominal pain, elevated liver enzymes, blood in urine, weight loss?

Symptoms are high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, nausea, vomiting, right side abdominal pain, elevated liver enzymes, blood in urine, weight loss?

Rapid heart rate: You need to get to an emergency room for an evaluation for all of your seriious complaints. Your nausea and vomiting could be related to the cause of your elevated liver enzymes. You rapid heart rate may be symptom of dehydration and given the list of complaints you have, some of which are serious, you need to head for the nearest er as soon as possible to prevent a serious event from developing. ...Read more

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High enzyme count in heart. Should I be worried?

High enzyme count in heart. Should I be worried?

Enzyme: What does your doctor say? Some elevated enzymes don't mean much, some very important all need to be in the context of the patient and what's going on with them. Out here in the cloud, we don't know you......... ...Read more

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What are the ways that enzymes assist in heart attack treatment?

Diagnosis: We talk about CPK or troponins cardiac cellular enzymes releases from damaged heart muscle cells that can be detected in blood tests in the er. ...Read more

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If heart enzymes are high in blood work, what does it mean?

If heart enzymes are high in blood work, what does it mean?

Depends: Which "heart enzymes" and when they are noted to be how high are all potentially important markers of underlying disease and prognosis. Although there are some patient who "normally" have high cardiac enzymes, these blood tests are the ones doctors usually use to indicate heart muscle damage, and thus make a diagnosis of myocardial infarction, or "heart attack", versus ischemia (without damage). ...Read more

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If heart enzymes are high in blood work does that mean disease?

If heart enzymes are high in blood work does that mean disease?

Tissue damage: These enzymes are contained within the muscle cells. Some are specific for the heart. Others are seen in all kinds of muscles, not just cardiac. When these muscle cells are injured they spill their contents into the blood stream, allowing us to measure them. Thus, elevated levels indicate tissue damage of some sort. ...Read more