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Atypical myocardial infarction

Atypical myocardial infarction

Clinical judgment leads to swift action.   Takeaways: Myocardial infarctions may present differently in women than men. Not all cardiac emergencies present with chest pain. A critical assessment of…

Atypical presentation of myocardial infarction

Quickly recognizing unusual symptoms can save lives. Takeaways  Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in women, but it’s often under-recognized because of atypical symptoms.  Women may…

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection

Be aware of this often misdiagnosed and possibly deadly condition. Takeaways:  Nurses should have a high level of suspicion for spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) when patients, especially…
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Strategies for preventing another MI

According to the American Heart Association, each year an estimated 635,000 Americans have a new myocardial infarction (MI) and an estimated 300,000 of them have a recurrent attack.…
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Women and cardiovascular disease

Understand women’s unique risks and symptoms to ensure early identification and treatment of CVD. Takeaways: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of mortality in women; women of…

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