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Acute myocardial infarction: early recognition and management from the home healthcare nurses perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9708151     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Acute myocardial infarction is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. Early recognition and treatment has been shown to decrease mortality and infarct size, and to improve left ventricular function. The home healthcare nurse is in a key position to perform a swift, pertinent assessment that can detect an acute myocardial infarction, provide the patient with the valuable information to decrease the time delay until thrombolytic therapy is initiated, participate in the rehabilitation post-myocardial infarction, and provide education and counseling for coronary heart disease risk reduction.
Authors:
S Ashour-Arnold; N Jairath
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Home healthcare nurse     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0884-741X     ISO Abbreviation:  Home Healthc Nurse     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-01     Completed Date:  1998-10-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403379     Medline TA:  Home Healthc Nurse     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-86; quiz 386-7     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
University of Massachusetts Worcester, Graduate School of Nursing, USA. matsami@presto.mv.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Community Health Nursing / methods*
Female
Home Care Services*
Humans
Male
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis*,  etiology,  nursing*
Nursing Assessment / methods*
Risk Factors

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