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ISBN-10: 1848003579

ISBN-13: 9781848003576

This useful e-book offers a complete evaluation of the epidemiology and medical presentation of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). It additionally publications the reader via hazard overview, threat stratification, analysis, and therapy of ACS.

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The contrast dye is injected rapidly, and an image of the left ventricle cavity is recorded on film as the ventricle contracts. Left-ventricular ejection fraction, namely the percentage of blood present in the left ventricle during diastole that is ejected during systole, can be calculated from the film images (14). The motion of the walls of the left ventricle can be observed and measured. Abnormal wall motion indicates the presence of coronary ischaemia, infarction, aneurysm or hypertrophy (11).

10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 51 Carter, L. and Lamerton, M. (1996) ‘Understanding balloon mitral valvuloplasty: The Inoue technique’, Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 12: 147–54. uk. Hughes, S. (2002) ‘The effects of pre-operative information’, Nursing Standard, 16: 28, 33–7. Julian, D. , Cowan, J. C. and McLenachan, J. M. (2005) Cardiology, 8th edn, London, Elsevier Saunders. , Powers, E. and Turner, M. (2000) ‘Reducing time in bed after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (TIBS III)’, American Journal of Critical Care, 9(3): 185–7.

Unless it is painful, they should not worry about this. 3. That there may be a little bit of blood staining on their underwear. If the blood is bright red and spurting, they should send for an ambulance. Whilst waiting for the ambulance, they should lie down on a firm surface and press firmly just above the puncture site. 4. Although it is very rare for problems like these to occur but in order to minimise them, they should: • shower in preference to bathing for the next 2–3 days; if they only have a bath, they should use tepid water; • not scrub vigorously over the puncture site; • avoid heavy lifting and pulling for the next 2–3 days (24); • avoid driving for a week – the DVLA (2006) has no specific recommendations following a cardiac catheterisation.

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