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Current guidance on the management of acute coronary syndrome

Current guidance on the management of acute coronary syndrome

Chummun, H., Gopaul, K. and Lutchman, A. (2009) Current guidance on the management of acute coronary syndrome. British Journal of Nursing, 18 (21). pp. 1292-1298. ISSN 0966-0461 (Print), 0966-0461 (Online)

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Abstract

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) describes a spectrum of symptoms arising from the development of atherosclerosis. The degree of myocardial ischaemia depends on plaque stability and the extent of vessel occlusion. This article examines underlying pathophysiological processes and reviews current guidance and principles of managing ACS through symptom control, reducing mortality and maximizing secondary prevention. Nurses have a vital role in all aspects of delivering this care and meeting National Service Framework Standards for Coronary Heart Diseases (CHD) (2000). A clear understanding of the pathophysiological basis for ACS will reinforce clinical work, particularly in the recognition, monitoring and early management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: acute coronary syndrome, management, myocardial infarction, pathophysiology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4727

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