Who should undergo testing of creatine kinase, cardiac isoenzymes, and troponin levels in the workup of vertebrobasilar stroke?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Vladimir Kaye, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Creatine kinase, cardiac isoenzymes, and troponin level should be tested in the following persons:

  • All patients with suggestive symptoms (eg, chest pain)

  • Patients with evidence of ischemic changes in the electrocardiogram (ECG; because of the high incidence of concomitant coronary artery disease) [13]


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