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Acute coronary syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19411905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is the umbrella term for the clinical signs and symptoms of myocardial ischemia: unstable angina, non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, and ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. This article further defines ACS and the conditions it includes; reviews its risk factors; describes its pathophysiology and associated signs and symptoms; discusses variations in its diagnostic findings, such as cardiac biomarkers and electrocardiographic changes; and outlines treatment approaches, including drug and reperfusion therapies.
Kristen J Overbaugh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of nursing     Volume:  109     ISSN:  1538-7488     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Nurs     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-04     Completed Date:  2009-05-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372646     Medline TA:  Am J Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-52; quiz 53     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Coronary Syndrome / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  etiology,  therapy*
Analgesics, Opioid / therapeutic use
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors / therapeutic use
Aspirin / therapeutic use
Biological Markers / blood
Creatine Kinase, MB Form / blood
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors / therapeutic use
Morphine / therapeutic use
Myocardial Revascularization / methods
Nitroglycerin / therapeutic use
Nurse's Role*
Nursing Assessment
Oxygen Inhalation Therapy
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors / therapeutic use
Risk Factors
Vasodilator Agents / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Analgesics, Opioid; 0/Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors; 0/Biological Markers; 0/Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors; 0/Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors; 0/Troponin; 0/Vasodilator Agents; 50-78-2/Aspirin; 55-63-0/Nitroglycerin; 57-27-2/Morphine; EC Kinase, MB Form

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