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What can an increase in a person's myoglobin level suggest (and why)?



A. Liver disease
B. Myocardial damage
C. Hypertension
D. Cancer

This question is part of Practice Test III- Medical Surgical Nursing
Asked by RN pedia, Last updated: Apr 01, 2020

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d.Anthonyda

D.Anthonyda

Answered Jan 15, 2018

Should a nurse recieve emergency laboratory results for a client with chest pains and an increased myoglobin level this would suggest that the patient has myocardial damage and the physician should be immediately informed. Myocardial is pertaining to the muscle tissue of the heart. When this muscular tissue gets infected the result is that the tissue around the heart dies.

The condition that usually follows is commonly known as a heart attack. Becuase myocardia recieve the largest amount of thier blood supply from the two large coronary arteries in the heart the occlusion of these arteries is usually the cause of mydocardial damage.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 30, 2016

Myocardial damage

Detection of myoglobin is a diagnostic tool to determine whether myocardial damage has occurred.
 

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