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Myocardial Infarction and Pulmonary Edema
An case study assessment and diagnosis of a patient with anteroseptal myocardial infarction (MI) and pulmonary edema.
# 105190 | 2,445 words | 9 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 30, 2008 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Medical and Health (General)

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The paper summarizes a patient's condition of anteroseptal myocardial infarction (MI) and pulmonary edema. The paper discusses the medications currently being administered to the patient and details the more pertinent drugs. The paper also outlines the short and long-term care of the patient, particularly in terms of nursing management. The paper then explains that this patient has a life-threatening chronic illness and concludes that future complications as well as another MI will only be avoided by strict compliance with health teaching about medications, diet and lifestyle.

Assessment and Medical Diagnosis
Nursing Interventions

From the Paper:

"The medical diagnosis for Patient 00-065 is anterial MI and pulmonary edema. Myocardial infarction is defined by Fenton and Stahmer (2006, p. 1) as "the rapid development of myocardial necrosis caused by a critical imbalance between the oxygen supply and demand of the myocardium". The cause usually is thrombus formation in a coronary vessel. To assess the patient and to identify and categorize the MI that can range from unstable angina to ST-elevation MI, doctors use cardiac markers. ST-elevation and other categories will be identified from the electrocardiogram."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bixby, M. (2007). Turn back the tide of cardiogenic pulmonary edema. Nursing2007, 3(5), 56-60.
  • Conway, J. & McMillan, M. (2006). Enhancing cardiac rehabilitation nursing through aligning practice to theory. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 37(5), 233-239.
  • Diehl-Oplinger, L. & Kaminski, M. (2007). Flash pulmonary edema. Nursing2007, 32(7), 96.
  • Fenton, D. & Stahmer, S. (2006). Myocardial Infarction. Accessed August 31, 2007.
  • Figueras, J. & Pena, C. (2005). Thirty-day prognosis of patients with pulmonary edema complicating acute coronary syndromes. Heart, 91, 889-893.

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