COMPARISON OF CREATINE KINASE-MB IN MALE AND FEMNALE ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCT PATIENTS BEFORE AND AFTER THE TREATMENT.
Keywords:Myocardial infarction,, Creatine kinase-MB,, Cardiovascular diseases,, Troponin,, Electrocardiogram,, Cardiac biomarkers
Objective: To compare the levels of creatine kinase-MB in male and female
patients of acute myocardial infarction before and after the treatment. Study design:
Comparative study. Setting: Faisalabad Institute of Cardiology, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Period:
08 months, March 2014 to September 2014. Material & Methods: Total 60 patients of acute
myocardial infarction were enrolled in the study; 30 males and 30 females. The creatine kinase-
MB levels of all the patients were checked and compared before starting the treatment for acute
myocardial infarction and then after 24 &48 hours of treatment. Results: The results of the study
shown that the mean of CK-MB levels before treatment was high in male as compared to female
patients with p-value < 0.01. Similarly the comparison of mean CK-MB levels after 24 and 48
hours of treatment were also found to be significantly higher in male patients with p-value <0.01
each. Conclusion: The levels of CK-MB in male acute myocardial infarct patients were high
both before and after the treatment.