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Flashcards in Angina Pectoris Deck (11):
1

Describe the pain of angina pectoris?

Crushing substernal chest pain that may radiate

2

What drug treats angina pectoris?

Nitroglycerin

3

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

4

How many nitroglycerin tabs can you take before you call the doctor?

Three tablets

5

What cause angina pectoris?

Decreased blood supply to myocardium, resulting in ischemia and pain

6

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.

7

By what route do you take nitroglycerin?

Sublingual

8

What is the action of nitroglycerin?

Dilates coronary arteries to increase blood supply and reduces preload

9

What are the top 2 side effects of nitroglycerin?

Headache and hypotension

10

What precautions must the nurse take when administrating topical nitroglycerin paste?

Wear gloves-nurse may get a dose of the medicine

11

Everyone with angina needs bypass surgery (T/F)

False