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An inflammatory mediator that is a good predictor of an upcoming MI, but not as good as C-Reactive Protein
Significant ST elevation, Ongoing chest discomfort (>20min & <12h), oriented, and>35 yo (males) >40 yo (females)
> 1mm, 2 buddy leads
In order for ST elevation to be "significant" it must be ______ and in _________
is indicated by an abnormal Q wave, possible ST seg elevation, and possible t wave inversion
Infarction (Age unknown)
is indicated by an abnormal Q wave where the ST seg and T wave have returned to normal
Indications for Fibrinolytic therapy
Significant ST elevation, time of onset >20 min <12h, caution death from brain hemorrhage esp if >75 yo
check for bleeding at site, check for reocclusion (by looking for raised or inverted ST seg), Encourage fluids, and Circ checks (distal to site
Improtant post PTCA nursing responsabilities
STEMI or NSTEMI once stable but not in early treatmetn
Indications for Beta Blockers for treatment of an MI
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