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How do you diagnose myocardial infarction?
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Dr. Robert Roth
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: Multiple methods
Myocardial infarction (mi) is suspected by symptoms usually including chest pain.
The conclusive diagnosis is established based on a combination of specific abnormalities of the electrocardiogram (ekg) and presence of certain heart enzymes that leak into the blood during an mi. The most common enzymes are called ck-mb and troponin.

In brief: Multiple methods
Myocardial infarction (mi) is suspected by symptoms usually including chest pain.
The conclusive diagnosis is established based on a combination of specific abnormalities of the electrocardiogram (ekg) and presence of certain heart enzymes that leak into the blood during an mi. The most common enzymes are called ck-mb and troponin.
Dr. Robert Roth
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: EKG and blood
The diagnosis of acute mi is based on evolutionary changes on the ekg and a characteristic rise and fall of the cardiac troponin enzymes.
A scar (or old mi) can be suspected from an abnormal ekg, wall motion abnormality on echo, or a fixed perfusion defect on nuclear testing.

In brief: EKG and blood
The diagnosis of acute mi is based on evolutionary changes on the ekg and a characteristic rise and fall of the cardiac troponin enzymes.
A scar (or old mi) can be suspected from an abnormal ekg, wall motion abnormality on echo, or a fixed perfusion defect on nuclear testing.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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