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Low incidence of cardiac biomarker elevation following PCI of chronic total coronary occlusions

EuroIntervention 2006;2:231-237 - DOI10.4244/EIJV2I2A39.

Clinic of Internal Medicine I, Jena, Germany

Background and objectives: After a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) creatine kinase-MB fraction (CK-MB) elevation is observed in 5 to 30% of the cases. The often long and diffuse lesions of chronic total

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