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What Does Elevated Cpk Mean
Muscle or heart : CPK can be released from damaged or inflamed muscles, including the heart muscle. Some muscle diseases that cause weakness and pain in the muscles can elevate cpk, as can any muscle injury (including an injection into the muscle). Heart attacks and other heart muscle injury or inflammation can also raise the cpk. There are tests to determine the source of the cpk. ("fractionation" of cpk). ...Read more
Creatine kinase is an enzyme found in muscles throughout the body. There are different subtypes of the enzyme, called isoforms, which predominate in different organs. For instance, the isoform in skeletal muscles is different from that which is most heavily found in the heart muscle. A blood tests detects levels of this in the body, for example if ...Read more
Mildly elevated CPK level and sed rate. Iron count 11.8 what cld this mean? Cld it be a sign of lupus or something wrong with heart?
Context: This is a very slightly high ck level. I'd doubt it means anything; ask your doctor. A lab value means nothing apart from the patient history and physical exam. High levels may mean anything from your being in the middle of a heart attack (it's an old-fashioned assay replaced by troponin) to having exercised heavily to having rhabdomyolysis from a statin to a host of other entities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle injury: CPK or creatinine phosphokinase, is an enzyme found in 3 "flavors"- isoforms- found in the brain, muscle and heart that is released when the respective organ is damaged. Normal upper limit of nl depends on the lab, but generally is 120mcg/l. Elevation may be caused by numerous perturbations: heart attack; seizures; muscle damage; heavy exercise; hyperthyroidism; hypothyroidism; brain injury etc. ...Read more
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