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When teaching the client with myocardial infarction (MI), the nurse explains that the pain is associated with MI is caused by:



A. Left ventricular overload.
B. Impending circulatory collapse.
C. Extracellular electrolyte imbalances.
D. Insufficient oxygen reaching the heart muscle.

This question is part of Care of Clients with Cardiovascular Disorders
Asked by Sars, Last updated: Sep 15, 2020

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Answered Oct 27, 2017

Insufficient oxygen reaching the heart muscle.

Insufficient oxygen reaching the heart muscle, causes increased lactic acid production due to anaerobic metabolism. Lactic acid initiates nerve endings in the myocardium, thereby causing chest pain.
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