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can you explain the physiological basis of elevated serum lactate and lactate dehydrogenase during or post myocardial infarction?

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Dr. David Greenfield
Thoracic Surgery 37 years experience
See explanation: Ldh can be released from dying cells or congested cells serum lactate is usually elevated from the person going into some degree of shock (this would usually be from a massive heart attack causing the other organs not to be well perfused with blood due major decline in the hearts pumping strength or function.

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