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Acute coronary syndrome: assessment and management

15 March 2017

Nursing Standard


Acute coronary syndrome is a serious condition that requires urgent assessment and management. This article outlines the nature of the condition, and discusses its...

Heart felt approach

28 July 2009

Nursing Standard


Although a comparatively common condition, there is only one unit in the country which specialises in care of patients with angina.

Recent advances in angina management: implications for nurses

30 May 2007

Nursing Standard


This article describes the physiology of the heart and the pathophysiology of angina. Diagnosis and treatment options, including pharmacological therapies, are...

Cardiovascular examination in emergency departments

09 April 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

History taking and physical examination of patients who present with cardiac pain are not generally regarded as part of an emergency nurse’s role in the UK. However,...

Acute coronary syndrome: role of the nurse in patient assessment and management

24 January 2022

Nursing Standard


Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of mortality, morbidity and hospitalisation in the UK and worldwide. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a serious...

Using a structured clinical assessment to identify the cause of chest pain

25 March 2019

Nursing Standard


Chest pain is a common reason for patient presentation to emergency departments and visits to primary care settings. While most causes of chest pain are not...