Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic and Pyruvic Transaminases in a Case of Cardiac Arrest Resuscitated by External Cardiac Massage
Serial serum transaminase determinations were made before and following cardiac arrest encountered during retrograde left ventricular catheterization and successfully managed by external cardiac massage. Prompt, significant elevation of serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase and slight rise in serum pyruvic transaminase occurred without evidence of myocardial infarction. Skeletal muscle trauma appeared the most likely cause.
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