Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
131 Doctors are Online

My cardiac enzymes are elevated after doing heavy work

My cardiac enzymes are elevated after doing heavy work. Should I be worried??
My CK was 930 with CKMB of 5.5 and MBI of 0.6, Myoglobin 117, Troponin <0.06. The next day the CK was 550, CKMB 3.3, MBI 0.5, Myo 143, Trp <0.06. I'm thinking this is a lot of just skeletal muscle causing this elevation, but I'll probably see a doctor just in case. Good question, dintym. I'm checking these myself. I work in a hospital lab and ran these tests. I see patient results all the time and I understand the values, but I just needed a little objectivity. Coworkers suggestions are conflicting so I thought I'd ask people who could be more objective. I plan to see a doctor in the next few days and share these results with him. Thank you.
Asked On : Sun, 20 Dec 2009
Answers:  1 Views:  453
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Lab Tests
Medical Topics
  User's Response
Sounds like skeletal muscle especially since the troponin is normal. My CK shot up right after I started swimming - and is normal again. It is good to know what is normal for you but you may be over-analyzing this data a bit since it is on you. I think seeing a doctor tho is an excellent advice because lab values are only a part of the picture - that in combination with how your heart sounds, EKG readings and the like will paint a much better picture of your overall health and heart attack risk. Also - did you perform a lipid profile as well????How's your cholesterol and also how's your BP??? PS HIPPA and hospital regulations prevent us from performing laboratory tests on ourselves where I work - and if the tests are ordered by a doc, we are not allowed to look up the results! Bummer - i know.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor