Case Studies of ST-Segment Elevation Before and After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in

McAvoy, Julia
December 2004
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2004, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p32
Academic Journal
Compares the 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) obtained before and after early percutaneous coronary intervention in patients who have myocardial infarction with standard time (ST)-segment elevation. Conditions needed for the occurrence of ST-segment elevation on 12-lead ECG; Responsibilities of nurses in monitoring ECG changes of patients; Case studies that illustrate decreased ST-segment elevation after reperfusion with percutaneous transluminal coronary angiography.


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