Diagnostic Test and Procedures

  1. Decrease blood volume can lead to an elevated 1.can result from 2
    • hematocrit value
    • vascular volume depletion.
  2. Decreases in hematocrit and hemoglobin values can indicate
  3. Low potassium (Hypokalemia) causes increased
    abnormal heart electrical impulses
  4. Hypokalemia can be detected through-----reading that show flattening and inversion of the----
    • electrocardiogram
    • T wave
  5. Phosphorus levels should be interpreted with
    calcium levels
  6. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN): and creatinine level is used to
    detect the effect of heart disease on the kidney.
  7. The BUN level is elevated in
    heart disorders that adversely affect renal circulation
  8. Sedimentation rate (ESR): Nonspecific test indicating
    inflammatory response somewhere in the body.
  9. Clients with low HDL and high LDL levels are at high risk for
    coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction.
  10. -----is required for synthesis of prothrombin
    Vitamin K
  11. Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT)- Normal:
    60-70 seconds
  12. The level of prothrombin can be used to monitor the response of patient on anticoagulant therapy specifically
    warfarin (Coumadin)therapy.
  13. Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT)- Normal: 60-70 seconds Can be used to detect deficiencies in all clotting factors except VII and XIII hence can be used to monitor
    heparin dosage
  14. Coagulation Time (Lee White Clotting Time)-
    Normal:----------Can also be used to monitor-----
    • 5-15 minutes.
    • heparin therapy.
  15. enzymes are released from the damage cells and they include-
    CPK, LDH, AST (SGOT); and Troponin
  16. Serum lipids Before the test client must be
  17. MB is from the
  18. CKP-MM is from the
  19. CKP-BB is from the
  20. CKP-MB is the specific lab test Normal value
    Male: 55-170 U/ml ; Female: 30-135 U/L
  21. When the LDH I becomes higher than the LDH II, an----has occurred and is diagnostic of an----
    • enzyme flip"
    • MI.
  22. LDH Normal value in conventional units is
    140 to 280 international units/L.
  23. a myocardial muscle protein released into circulation
    after heart injury.
    Troponin I and Troponin T
  24. Troponin I and Troponin T Normal level is
    < 1.0ng/mL.
  25. An oxygen-binding protein found in cardiac and skeletal muscle.
  26. Remove jewelry or any metal object on the way of
  27. diagnostic test that evaluates the heart's function by record­ing electrical activity.
    Electrocardiography (ECG)
  28. Evaluates efficiency of the heart during exercise such as bike riding or treadmill walking.
    Exercise EKG (stress test
  29. During stress EKG Coffee, cigarettes , caffeine, alcohol and theophylline products are held for---before the test and calcium channel blockers and beta blockers may be held for---
    • 12 hours
    • 24 hours per physician's order
  30. Post-procedure care for stress EKG If performed on an
    outpatient basis, the client should
    not leave the premises until the physician has interpreted the results.
  31. Post-procedure care for stress EKG Instruct the client
    to avoid
    avoid taking a hot bath or shower for at least 1 to 2 hours.
  32. It is a portable equipment which the client can carry around. It is used to monitor dysrhythmias
    Holter monitoring
  33. The client will wear the Holter monitoring for the prescribed length of time and should not get the recorder----or----
    wet or have x-rays
  34. A non-invasive ultrasound of the heart used to examine the heart and provides information about the position, size, and movements of the valves and chambers.
  35. it is a dye can help outline blood flow in the heart.
    Thallium Imaging
  36. hot spot” this is the
    normal area.
  37. Pre-test For stress imaging No alcohol, tobacco, Coffee, caffeine for---before test.---after midnight----may be allowed 3 hours before the test.
    • 24 hrs
    • NPO
    • light meal
  38. Pre-test For stress imaging Instruct the Pt will he will receive a-----IV
    radioactive tracer
  39. For Resting Imaging: Pt receives an injection of-----IV within the first few hours of MI symptoms
  40. Combines x-ray techniques and a computer­ized subtraction technique with fluoroscopy for visualization of the cardiovascular system.
    Digital subtraction angiography/Arteriography
  41. The nurse should assess the client for allergy to contrast medium (dye) which are
    iodine, or seafood or shell fish
  42. asssit pt to flush the dye by
    Force fluid
  43. Involves insertion of a catheter into the heart and surrounding vessels.
    Cardiac catheterization
  44. inorder to prevent bleeding during a Cardiac catheterization pt should Discontinue-----therapy few days before test to prevent risk of bleeding.
    anticoagulant therapy
  45. inoder to prevent vormiting or aspiration in a Cardiac catheterization pt should----
    Withhold solid food for 6 to 8 hours and liquids for 4 hours
  46. during Cardiac catheterization client may feel a particular taste---and may feel----when dye is injected.
    • metallic taste
    • flushed
  47. Document the client's height and weight, because these data will be needed to deter­mine---------during Cardiac catheterization
    the amount of dye to be administered
  48. during cardiac cartherization Locate the position of---and mark them
    distal pulses
  49. least every 30 minutes for 2 hours initially afer cardic catherization what should be monitored for
    • Monitor vital signs and cardiac rhythm
    • peripheral pulses and the color warmth, and sensation of the extremity distal to the insertion site
  50. Post-procedure intrvrntion after Cardiac catheterization to prevent arterial occlusion
    Keep extremity extended for 4 to 6 hours
  51. after acardic carterization if the antecubital
    vessel was used----
    immobilize the arm with an arm board
  52. Catheter inserted in right atrium to determine fluid balance.
    Central venous pressure
  53. Central venous pressure Normal value
  54. A flow-directed, balloon-tipped, four- lumen catheter allowing for right heart catheterization at the bedside
    Swan Ganz Catheter
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Diagnostic Test and Procedures
Diagnostic Test and Procedures