Myocardial infarction and older people
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Myocardial infarction and older people

Karen Rawlings-Anderson Senior Lecturer, Adult Nursing with speciality in cardiac care, St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London
Kate Johnson Lecturer, Cardiac Nursing, St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, London

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Nurses have a central role to play in the care of older people who have suffered a myocardial infarction. This article points out that such patients may not present with typical symptoms so it is important to be aware of signs that indicate problems. It suggests that following diagnosis it is vital that older people are offered evidence-based treatment and that secondary prevention and rehabilitation are considered.

Nursing Older People. 15, 6, 29-34. doi: 10.7748/nop2003.

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