Myocardial contusion without creatine kinase - MB elevation

D. W. Unkle, R. Smejkal, K. F. O'Malley

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Myocardial contusion after chest trauma remains one of the major complexities of trauma care today. Diagnostic methods such as 12-lead electrocardiography and echocardiography, as well as activity of the biochemical marker creatine kinase and the MB subfraction, have not been shown to be sensitive or specific indicators. We report a case of an intraoperatively proved myocardial contusion without creatine kinase or creatine kinase MB elevation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-541
Number of pages3
JournalHeart and Lung: Journal of Critical Care
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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