Assessment of the size of acute myocardial infarction. I: Biochemical methods.


Determination of infarction size is essential to evaluate interventions designed to salvage myocardium. Properly executed enzyme methods probably have the highest accuracy but can only be used in the early stage of infarction. Measurement of slowly catabolized enzymes such as LDH, LDH-1, and alpha-HBDH is recommended for routine purposes. 


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