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What does high CPK levels indicate?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Muscle breakdown

High CPK levels suggest high levels of muscle turnover, either from intensive exercise or generalized muscle breakdown.
CPK is also broken down into something else called ck-mb; if this is elevated alone with normal cpk, it may suggest a heart attack with appropriate symptoms.

In brief: Muscle breakdown

High CPK levels suggest high levels of muscle turnover, either from intensive exercise or generalized muscle breakdown.
CPK is also broken down into something else called ck-mb; if this is elevated alone with normal cpk, it may suggest a heart attack with appropriate symptoms.
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