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Factors influencing treatment delays for acute myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19077805     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Previous studies have supported the fact that delaying medical attention when suffering an acute myocardial infarction may lead to complications such as cardiac dysrhythmias, congestive heart failure, pericarditis, and rupture of heart structures. Gender and culture are often associated with delayed treatment times, with socioeconomic status as a silent interwoven barrier in seeking treatment. Delaying treatment times for clients suffering an acute myocardial infarction potentially poses a disadvantage for receiving occlusion-eliminating therapies. The purpose of this article is to begin discussion of the effects of delayed treatment outcomes regarding gender, culture, and occlusion-eliminating therapies.
Mark W Bird; Amanda G Woods; Nancy A Warren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care nursing quarterly     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1550-5111     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Nurs Q     Publication Date:    2009 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  2009-03-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704517     Medline TA:  Crit Care Nurs Q     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-23     Citation Subset:  N    
Emergency Department, Sacred Heart Medical Center-University District, Eugene, Oregon 97401, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Critical Care
Health Education
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Services Accessibility / organization & administration
Models, Psychological
Myocardial Infarction / complications,  psychology*,  therapy
Nurse's Role
Nursing Methodology Research
Patient Acceptance of Health Care / ethnology,  psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Sex Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Thrombolytic Therapy
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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