What is the role of total creatine kinase (CK) in the workup of syncope?

Updated: Jan 13, 2017
  • Author: Rumm Morag, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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A rise in creatine kinase (CK) levels may be associated with prolonged seizure activity or muscle damage secondary to a prolonged period of loss of consciousness.

Levels of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) over 300 pg/mL are a predictor of serious outcomes at 30 days. [22]


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