Thread: Creatine and heart problems
03-23-2005, 08:10 AM #1
Creatine and heart problems
Has anyone heard / read anything claiming a link between creatine and heart attacks, palpitations, shortness of breath, etc? I was told this by a friend and did some searching, the claims are definitely there, but I'm not sure about their accuracy.
Seems to me that people always find something to blame problems on. "Like...43% of teenagers in automobile accidents tested positive for marijuana" Well, yeah but that doesn't mean they were high at the time of the wreck. Fuking propoganda.
03-23-2005, 08:23 AM #2Originally Posted by co2boi
i know that creatine makes you retain water so there maybe a correlation between that and blood pressure but other than that its new to me.. very intersting though
03-23-2005, 08:34 AM #3
Now I think I see. When people have heart attacks, they do enzyme tests, one of the substances they test for is CPK (creatine phosphokinase).
CPK - levels generally rise within 4 to 8 hours after a heart attack, peak within 12 to 24 hours, then return to normal within 3 to 4 days.
CPK-MB - CPK-MB is found in large amounts in the heart muscle. Blood levels CPK-MB typically rise within 2 to 6 hours after a heart attack, reach peak concentrations within 12 to 24 hours, and fall to normal levels within 3 days. A CPK-MB greater than 6% of total CPK suggests a heart attack.
So yeah, they would have higher levels of creatine in their system. Given this information, there may be some link between additional creatine supplementation and heart issues, but I would venture to say that it's adding to an existing issue, not creating a new one.
03-31-2005, 07:54 PM #4Junior Member
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when you retain massive amounts of water your BP rises
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