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Feeling fixed and its contribution to patient satisfaction with primary angioplasty: a qualitative study.
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PMID:  18694657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Primary angioplasty is being used increasingly as an alternative to intravenous thrombolysis for patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction. AIMS: To explore positive and negative views of patient and carer experiences of undergoing primary angioplasty. METHODS: We undertook semi-structured qualitative interviews (n=16). We identified a thematic framework from transcripts then coded data according to themes identified. RESULTS: Participants were extremely positive about their experiences of primary angioplasty. They were impressed by the speed and efficiency of the process and their quick recovery from feeling extremely ill. Participants expressed a high degree of confidence in the procedure and many spoke of being 'fixed' following resolution of their symptoms. This may have been engendered by witnessing the procedure take place as well as successful treatment of a potentially fatal heart attack. The speed of resolution and feeling of being fixed led some participants to question whether they had actually had a heart attack. CONCLUSIONS: The 'high-tech' efficient procedure of primary angioplasty and fast recovery contributes to high levels of patient satisfaction. The feeling of being fixed and lack of belief at having had a heart attack may have implications for uptake of rehabilitation and lifestyle changes following hospital discharge.
Fiona Sampson; Alicia O'Cathain; Steve Goodacre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-08-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1873-1953     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-11     Completed Date:  2009-07-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101128793     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-90     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Health Services Research, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / nursing,  psychology*
Attitude to Health*
Coronary Artery Disease / nursing,  psychology*
Middle Aged
Nursing Methodology Research
Patient Satisfaction*
Grant Support
//Department of Health

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