Posted: June 6th, 2017
A client enters the ER complaining of chest pressure and severe epigastric distress. His VS are 158/90, 94, 24, and 99*F. The doctor orders cardiac enzymes. If the client were diagnosed with an MI, the nurse would expect which cardiac enzyme to rise within the next 3 to 8 hours?
1. Creatine kinase (CK or CPK)
2. Lactic dehydrogenase (LDH)
Place an order in 3 easy steps. Takes less than 5 mins.