The prehospital potential 2. The Emergency Department 3. Antithrombotic therapy 8. This chapter deals with the pathophysiology, definitions, criteria and management of patients with acute STEMI. The entire chain of care, from prehospital assessment to hospital discharge will be covered in this chapter. The diagnosis is straightforward using the electrocardiogram ECG.
Left ventricular thrombus after acute myocardial infarction - UpToDate
A new study suggests there may not be any clinical benefits to administering NTG to treat chest pain caused by myocardial ischemia. NTG Case Review : Medic 8 and Engine 14 are caring for a year-old male with a chief complaint of crushing, substernal chest pain. The pain, rated as an 8 on a scale, began about 15 minutes ago at rest, and is without other complaints. Medic Rodgers reaches for the nitroglycerin NTG spray, but Davis says he would like to wait before administering the drug.
Prove it: Administering NTG to patients with inferior wall myocardial infarction
Articles in the December issue discuss various health issues affecting school-aged children, including acne, eczema and growth disorders. Volume 42, No. Myocardial infarction has a high rate of morbidity and mortality. There are major social, psychological and legal implications associated with the diagnosis of myocardial infarction MI.
Written and peer-reviewed by physicians—but use at your own risk. Read our disclaimer. Myocardial infarction MI refers to ischemic necrosis of myocardial tissue. The most common underlying cause is coronary artery disease.