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How do you get an eleveted ck-mb when you are not having a heart attack?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Other muscles

Ck-mb can be elevated in muscular damage of any kind, ck-mb is also present in the musculoskeletal system's muscles.
You can also get heart ck-mb elevation in the settings of viral infections of the heart, or severely low blood pressure, or severely elevated blood pressure, or very low blood levels, which lead to a global decrease in o2 delivery to the muscle and damage, but not a heart attack.

In brief: Other muscles

Ck-mb can be elevated in muscular damage of any kind, ck-mb is also present in the musculoskeletal system's muscles.
You can also get heart ck-mb elevation in the settings of viral infections of the heart, or severely low blood pressure, or severely elevated blood pressure, or very low blood levels, which lead to a global decrease in o2 delivery to the muscle and damage, but not a heart attack.
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