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Lab Values and Diagnostic Tests for Acute Coronary Syndrome: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 Now, let's wrap up this video series.

    00:03 Remember cardiac biomarker tests are used with patients who we suspect could have acute coronary syndrome.

    00:10 Those tests include troponin I troponin T, and remember we have the high sensitivity troponin versions of these tests creatinine kinase CK-MB and myoglobin but not very often in the United States and keep your eye on troponin.

    00:27 That's the one that's most accurate or indicative of cardiac damage.

    00:31 Now general lab tests are also usually ordered to evaluate the patient's general health status and how their liver, kidneys are functioning and look at their electrolyte levels and acid-base balance.

    00:42 Hyperglycemia is a risk, which is why we look at blood sugar.

    00:45 And we also review their blood proteins.

    00:48 Now additional cardiac functions like nuclear medicine, X-ray and EKGs will also likely be used to evaluate the cardiac symptoms.

    00:57 Thank you for watching our video series today.


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    The lecture Lab Values and Diagnostic Tests for Acute Coronary Syndrome: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Acute Coronary Syndrome (Nursing) .


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    1. To evaluate the patient’s general health status and organ function
    2. To identify the presence or absence of cardiac enzymes
    3. To identify potentially lethal dysrhythmias
    4. To evaluate if the patient is eligible for cardiac transplant

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     Rhonda Lawes

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