What is the role of cardiac biomarkers in the workup of ischemic stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Answer

Cardiac biomarkers are important because of the association of cerebral vascular disease and coronary artery disease. Additionally, several studies have indicated a link between elevations of cardiac enzyme levels and poor outcome in ischemic stroke.


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