hi all. i have quick question. what are some different patient implications for stemi vs nstemi pts? i know what the difference is between the two but whats the difference in the care? the tx? the lifestyle mods? thanks to anyone that helps
STEMI goes directly to the cath lab for primary PCI (angio & balloon/stent) or if in a smaller hospital without a cath lab, may get TNK.
Non-STEMI does not go to the cath lab. Non-STEMI gets lots of different anticoagulants, usually a heparin drip and gets admitted to the hospital to prevent the Non-STEMI from spreading through the full thickness of the myocardium. Pt will probably have an angio in the next day or so to assess vascular circulation
May 6, '08
thanks so much for the help. that really cleared it up for me.