Flashcards in Angina Pectoris Deck (11):
Describe the pain of angina pectoris?
Crushing substernal chest pain that may radiate
What drug treats angina pectoris?
How do you tell if the client has angina or an MI?
The pain of the two is very similar; the way to tell the difference is if nitroglycerin and rest relieve the pain, it's angina. If nitroglycerin and rest do not relieve the pain, it's probably and MI
How many nitroglycerin tabs can you take before you call the doctor?
What cause angina pectoris?
Decreased blood supply to myocardium, resulting in ischemia and pain
How many minutes should lapse between the nitroglycerin pills you take?
Fives minutes, remember you can take up to 3 nitroglycerin tablets 5 mins apart. If no relief, call MD.
By what route do you take nitroglycerin?
What is the action of nitroglycerin?
Dilates coronary arteries to increase blood supply and reduces preload
What are the top 2 side effects of nitroglycerin?
Headache and hypotension
What precautions must the nurse take when administrating topical nitroglycerin paste?
Wear gloves-nurse may get a dose of the medicine