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2011-02-09 01:15:08

Patients who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery and had elevated levels of the cardiac enzymes creatine kinase or troponin in the 24 hours following surgery had an associated intermediate and long-term increased risk of death, according to a study in the February 9 issue of JAMA. "About 400,000 coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures are performed annually in the United States, giving public health significance to factors that affect the outcome of these procedures," the...

2009-07-07 08:22:42

Structural muscle damage may be present in patients who have statin-associated muscle complaints, found a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/press/cmaj-181-E11.pdf (www.cmaj.ca).Statins are one of the most widely prescribed medications in the world, given their importance in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Many patients on statins develop muscle weakness and pain. In some cases, muscle biopsies show underlying structural injury, even in...

2009-05-06 10:54:00

SAN DIEGO, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Biosite Incorporated has initiated a voluntary, nationwide recall of one lot of Triage(R) Cardiac Panel. The test is used by healthcare professionals as an aid in the diagnosis of myocardial infarction (heart attack). The product has been recalled due to reports of low recovery of quality control samples containing Creatine Kinase MB (CK-MB), troponin I and myoglobin on the affected lot. Although there have been no reported issues of patient misdiagnosis...

2008-09-14 03:00:11

By Katus, Hugo A Featured Article: Katus HA, Looser S, Hallermayer K, Remppis A, Scheffold T, Borgya A, et al. Development and in vitro characterization of a new immunoassay of cardiac troponin T. Clin Chem 1992;38:386-93.2 This paper was the first report on the development and analytical characterization of an immunoassay for cardiac troponin T (cTnT)3 that was useful for largescale clinical chemistry testing. Preceding methods we had generated for measurement of cTnT using a pilot...

2007-10-07 09:00:22

By Julie Deardorff, Chicago Tribune Oct. 7---- Running certainly has its charms: It can help clear your head, relieve stress, lift depression, trim fat, build bone strength and improve cardiovascular health. But like anything, overdoing it can wreak havoc on the body. Here's what the runners in Sunday's 26.2-mile LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon could experience: 1. MUSCLE TEARS: When a muscle is damaged, an enzyme called creatine phosphokinase (CPK) pours into the bloodstream. The greater...

2007-06-28 12:05:06

By Burke, Jennifer Seda, Gilbert; Allen, David; Knee, Treyce S In response to questions about the safety of ephedra-based dietary products, ephedra-free products are now available. Many contain synephrine, a sympathomimetic amine with structural similarities to ephedra. We present a 22-year-old, previously healthy, African American male with sickle cell trait who developed rhabdomyolysis after ingestion of a synephrine-containing dietary supplement. The patient developed fatigue,...


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