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A patient with acute chest pain, diaphoresis, and severe edema comes into the emergency room. The nurse suspects heart failure related to a myocardial infarction. Which of the following labs diagnose the patient's condition?

Explanation

• Troponin-I and CK-MB levels are elevated after a myocardial infarction.

• BNP is released in response to ventricular stretch and is a good marker of congestive heart failure.

• D-Dimer is used to help diagnose a DVT.

• Amylase is used to diagnose pancreatitis.

• CK-MM reflects skeletal muscle damage.

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