Diagnosing and treating acute myocardial infarction in pregnancy.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207525
Title:
Diagnosing and treating acute myocardial infarction in pregnancy.
Authors:
Merrigan, Orla
Affiliation:
St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin.
Citation:
Br J Nurs. 2009 Nov 26-Dec 9;18(21):1300-4.
Journal:
British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207525
PubMed ID:
20081677
Abstract:
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in pregnancy is a very rare occurrence. However, statistics indicate high mortality rates, with a maternal death rate at 20-37%. Nursing and medical care of AMI in pregnancy is a very complex issue. Risk factors such as stress, smoking, obesity, high cholesterol and family history of heart disease may increase the risk of AMI in pregnancy. There are a variety of challenges for the nurse caring for this patient, as the presenting signs and symptoms of AMI in pregnancy can mimic regular pregnancy symptoms and therefore may be misdiagnosed. There is limited nursing literature on this topic to guide and educate nurses. Recommendations need to be implemented across multiple nursing settings. There is a need for both national and international guidelines on care of this type of patient. There is also a need for policies to be in place and links within the hospital setting and the community.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary; Diagnosis, Differential; Electrocardiography; Female; Health Services Needs and Demand; Heart Arrest/etiology/prevention & control; Humans; Myocardial Infarction/*diagnosis/etiology/mortality/*therapy; Nurse's Role; Patient Care Team/organization & administration; Patient Discharge; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular/*diagnosis/etiology/mortality/*therapy; Rare Diseases; Risk Factors; Thrombolytic Therapy
ISSN:
0966-0461 (Print); 0966-0461 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMerrigan, Orlaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:30:17Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:30:17Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:30:17Z-
dc.identifier.citationBr J Nurs. 2009 Nov 26-Dec 9;18(21):1300-4.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20081677en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207525-
dc.description.abstractAcute myocardial infarction (AMI) in pregnancy is a very rare occurrence. However, statistics indicate high mortality rates, with a maternal death rate at 20-37%. Nursing and medical care of AMI in pregnancy is a very complex issue. Risk factors such as stress, smoking, obesity, high cholesterol and family history of heart disease may increase the risk of AMI in pregnancy. There are a variety of challenges for the nurse caring for this patient, as the presenting signs and symptoms of AMI in pregnancy can mimic regular pregnancy symptoms and therefore may be misdiagnosed. There is limited nursing literature on this topic to guide and educate nurses. Recommendations need to be implemented across multiple nursing settings. There is a need for both national and international guidelines on care of this type of patient. There is also a need for policies to be in place and links within the hospital setting and the community.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAngioplasty, Balloon, Coronaryen_GB
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis, Differentialen_GB
dc.subject.meshElectrocardiographyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demanden_GB
dc.subject.meshHeart Arrest/etiology/prevention & controlen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMyocardial Infarction/*diagnosis/etiology/mortality/*therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshNurse's Roleen_GB
dc.subject.meshPatient Care Team/organization & administrationen_GB
dc.subject.meshPatient Dischargeen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular/*diagnosis/etiology/mortality/*therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshRare Diseasesen_GB
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_GB
dc.subject.meshThrombolytic Therapyen_GB
dc.titleDiagnosing and treating acute myocardial infarction in pregnancy.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentSt Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalBritish journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)en_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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