Primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute myocardial infarction
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Primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute myocardial infarction

Jackie Tough Nurse consultant, Chest pain and acute coronary syndromes, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

This article examines the development of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) for the treatment of acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in the UK. It discusses the evidence related to PPCI, the technological advances to improve accessibility to this treatment and the nursing care of a patient undergoing this procedure.

Nursing Standard. 21, 2, 47-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.09.21.2.47.c4502

Correspondence

jackie.tough@stees.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review