I'm needing the expertise of all you Cardiac Nurses. I was doing my rotation in Hemodialysis today and the pts I interviewed stated he had had an MI not long after his Kidney transplant. I was looking through his chart getting all the needed info I need for my paperwork and came upon the dx of: NSTEMI
. Ok, since I had the info from the pt, I know that the MI ending of that must be Myocardial Infarction. Or at least with an educated guess, thats what I think the MI stands for in that dx.
If it helps he also has A-Fib.
My question is what is a NSTEMI??
Thanks for taking the time to read this and if you answer it..even the more thanks.
Ok I found what it stands for but I'm not too sure what it all really means...Non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) or "non-Q-wave MI":
This heart attack, or MI, does not cause typical changes on an electrocardiogram (ECG). However, chemical markers in the blood indicate that damage has occurred to the heart muscle