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If heart enzymes are high in blood work does that mean disease?
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Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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