STEMI vs NSTEMI
- 0Apr 30, '08 by MrsRNn2009hi 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
- 0May 1, '08 by S.T.A.C.E.YSTEMI 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