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Acute coronary syndrome: assessment and management

15 March 2017

Nursing Standard

CPD

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

Features

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

CPD

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,...

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

25 March 2019

Nursing Standard

Pain

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...