Skip to content

NCLEX Review & Nursing School

"The Largest NCLEX Online Review" "Nursing School and NCLEX simplified"

Myocardial Infarction

death of myocardial muscle cells caused by lack of oxygen from inadequate perfusion.

NCLEX Review Questions

Drug Therapy for patients

Causes:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Inadequate perfusion to meet metabolic demands
  • Embolism or thrombus
  • Coronary artery spasm

Assesment:

  • Crushing, burning, tightness or squeezing substernal pain
  • Lasts the longer than anginal pain, usually longer than 30 mins.
  • *Is unrelieved by rest or nitroglycerin

Diagnostic Test Results

  • ECG would show an enlarged Q wave, an elevated or depressed ST Segment, and T wave inversion.
Advertisements

%d bloggers like this: