1) Explain the pathophysiology that causes each clinical manifestation of acute coronary syndrome of the following: Angina, Decreased cardiac output, and ST-elevation on EKG
2) Create a drawing of an atrial ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) EKG
impulse. Identify the PQRS and T. Explain the difference between the STEMI impulse
and normal sinus rhythm.
3) For each client finding below, check the box to specify if the finding is consistent
with the disease process of myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, or
anxiety. Each finding may support more than 1 disease process.
Myocardial infarction Congestive heart failure Anxiety
Chest pain that goes
away with deep
? ? ?
Shortness of breath ? ? ?
Chest pain that is not
relieved by rest ? ? ?
History of
hypertension ? ? ?
Elevated troponin
level ? ? ?
Peripheral edema ? ? ?