The creatine phosphokinase (CPK) test allows one to see if heart, lung, brain, and/or muscle tissue are damaged. Elevated levels of CPK can be caused by heart attacks, crush injuries, myocarditis (heart inflammation), muscular dystrophies, brain injury / stroke, and or lung damage due to a pulmonary embolism (clot).
What's being tested:
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