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September 2, 1974

Creatine Phosphokinase

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Brookline, Mass

JAMA. 1974;229(10):1283. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230480011005

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To the Editor.—  The report of persistently high creatine phosphokinase serum levels and of high levels in single determinations in ten college football players of similar large muscle mass may be of considerable value for study of patients of similar build.Other points to which I call attention are the statements (1) "the only abnormality noted in the electrocardiogram was flattening of the T waves in lead V6..." (2) "the electrocardiogram returned to normal on the third day," and (3) "the patient was discharged after the fourth day with a diagnosis of chest wall pain, probably osteochondritis aggravated by acute anxiety."The T waves of the ECG are one