1. What further diagnostic and laboratory tests should be ordered to help confir

1. What further diagnostic and laboratory tests should be ordered to help confirm the diagnosis?2. What is myocardial infarction and what are the classic and none classic symptoms?3. What is the role of thrombolytics such as alteplase in acute myocardial infarction?4. What is the maintenance dose of Heparin the patient should receive after initial dose?5. Patient going to get atorvastatin daily, what counseling should the patient receive regarding the side-effects of atorvastatin?Mrs. William’s. is a 67-year-old housewife, who was admitted to the emergency department complaining of severe chest pain after her daily walk at a nearby park. she received aspirin 300 mg. On arrival at hospital by physical examination and review by the admitting doctor the following information is found.Previous Medical History: Hypertension (17 yrs). Type 2 diabetes mellitus (4 yrs ago on metformin ). The patient is a regular cigarette smoker (>20 per day) and drinks approximately 15 units of alcohol per week. She has osteoarthritis of the knee.Family History: Mother died following a myocardial infarction @ 70 years of age.Paternal History: None of cardiovascular disease.Allergies: Sulphonamides Drug History: Ibuprofen200 mg every 12 hours and nifedipine (Adalat Retard) MR tablets 20 mg (twice daily)***Both were stopped on admission.Signs and Symptoms on Examination:▪ Temperature 98.1 F▪ Blood pressure 150/82 mmHg▪ Heart rate 80 bpm, regular▪ Respiratory rate 16 breaths per minute▪ No basal crackles in the lungs.An ECG taken immediately on arrival reveals ST elevation of 3 mm in the inferior leads. 1 and 2 and AVFDiagnosis: A preliminary diagnosis of myocardial infarction is made.Relevant Diagnostic Results: Full blood counts, liver function tests, electrolytes and renal function, CXR, total cholesterol, full blood count and blood glucose were taken at admission.
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