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Does your blood test show up different after a heart attack ?

if you have a blood test to check if you have sufffered a heart attack how can they tell by your blood ?
whether or not you have actually had a heart attack. does your blood test show up different after a heart attack
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Yes. The heart muscle (myocardium) cells are unique from other muscle cell in the body. When you have a heart attack, the cells are damaged and burst releasing proteins and enzymes called CK-MB (also the name of the test) into the general circulation. So if you have CK-MB in your blook, you have most likely had a heart attack.
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