Serum Zinc in Myocardial Infarction: Diagnostic and Prognostic Significance

Singh, Ram; Mehrotra, M. P.; Singh, M. M.; Jain, V. K.; Sharma, S. K.; Kumar, Pramod
March 1983
Angiology;Mar1983, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p215
Academic Journal
The article reports on the significance of serum zinc in myocardial infarction. The exact mechanism of changes in serum zinc levels in cases of acute myocardial infarction has not been clearly understood. A highly significant degree of fall in serum zinc levels was observed in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Cases of myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock had a greater degree of decrease as compared to cases of myocardial infarction with congestive heart failure and/or arrhythmias. Significant correlation was found between serial serum zinc changes, creatinine phosphokinase, and lactic dehydrogenase levels.


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