5. Bilirubin every morning →
Bilirubin testing reflects the health of the liver.
While studies do show
that liver congestion due to an increase of central venous pressure may possibly cause elevations of
serum bilirubin, recurrent testing every morning would not confirm an MI.
6. Urinalysis (UA) →
While there is a list of things you can tell from testing a person’s urine,
especially the health of the kidneys and bladder, a myocardial infarction in not something on that list.
7. STAT 12-Lead ECG →
8. Type & Crossmatch (T&C) for 4 units packed RBCS →
What significant lab tests are missing from the previous list?
How are you going to respond to W.R.'s angry demands for a cigarette? He also demands
something for his “heartburn.” How will you respond?
Case Study Progress