When are creatine kinase levels, cardiac isoenzyme values, and troponin levels obtained in the workup of basilar artery thrombosis?

Updated: Jan 11, 2019
  • Author: Salvador Cruz-Flores, MD, MPH, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, FACP, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Creatine kinase levels, cardiac isoenzyme values, and troponin levels should be tested in the following:

  • All symptomatic patients - Eg, those with chest pain

  • Patients with electrocardiographic evidence of ischemic changes - These patients should be tested because of the high incidence of concomitant coronary artery disease in patients with cerebrovascular disease


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