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Accurate diagnosis of right ventricular infarction

03 September 2009

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Effective treatment for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is dependent on accurate diagnoses of the site of infarction. Left ventricular myocardial infarction (LVMI)...

Exploring the meaning of recovery following myocardial infarction

25 September 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore the meaning of recovery from the perspective of patients who have had a myocardial infarction (MI) and their carers. Method Constructivist grounded...

Acute coronary syndrome: diagnosis, risk assessment and management

15 February 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article focuses on the diagnosis, risk assessment and management of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). It describes the pathophysiology,...

Acute coronary syndrome: diagnosis, risk assessment and management

09 February 2011

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article focuses on the diagnosis, risk assessment and management of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). It describes the pathophysiology,...

The role of health psychology post-myocardial infarction

19 June 1996

Nursing Standard

Clinical

Health psychology is a relatively new discipline within the field of psychology. According to Matarazzo (1982), health psychology is the aggregate of the specific...

Automated cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a case study

05 February 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Rates of survival after cardiac arrest are low and correlate with the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Devices that deliver automated CPR (A-CPR) can...

Communicating with people who have experienced heart attack

01 October 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Presentations of acute myocardial infarction (MI) can be divided into diagnostic subcategories that require different treatments. This article reports the results of...

Care delays in patients with signs and symptoms of acute myocardial infarction

12 October 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Aim More than six million patients with signs and symptoms suggestive of a heart attack present to emergency departments (EDs) in the US each year. Of those...

Mild induced hypothermia after return of spontaneous circulation

08 May 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

There is evidence to suggest that the use of mild induced hypothermia (MIH) in patients who have had cardiac arrest can improve neurological prognosis and long-term...

Treating people with cardiac chest pain: role of paramedics

05 March 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Paramedics’ abilities to carry out quick, accurate and prioritised assessments of patients complaining of chest pain are paramount to ensure good outcomes and...