The Relationship Between Leukocyte Levels And Heart Muscle?
, what is the relationship between leukocyte, ck-mb and troponin I levels in cardiac lab data?
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CK-MB is an enzyme that is quite specific in cardiac muscle cells (although in small amounts it is also present in skeletal muscle cells). Troponin I is a highly specific protein contained in cardiac muscle cells. If there is STEMI or the death of heart muscle cells, either enzymes or proteins in the heart muscles will be released into the blood and can be detected on blood laboratory tests. Both are markers (signs) that are specific in recognizing the death of heart muscle cells.
Leukocytes or white blood cells are cells that increase in number when an inflammatory reaction or infection occurs in the body. When heart muscle cells die, the body will recognize the dead cells as foreign substances, so an inflammatory reaction will occur around the dead cells. Due to the inflammatory reaction, the number of white blood cells will increase. However, white blood cells can increase in number for many other reasons and an increase in white blood cells is not a specific marker of heart muscle cell death.
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