- Angina = Pain
- Pectoris = Chest
Angina Pectoris is defined as pain in the hest. Typical exert ional angina should not be persist longer than 20 minutes after rest & administration of the nitroglycerine.
- Myocardial infarction
- Insufficient blood flow
- Consumption of heavy meal
- Sexual activity
- Chest pain (jaw pain, left arm pain)
- Non verbal indicators (rub, stroke)
- Pressure of S3 & S4 gallop
- Chest –ray
- Serum enzymes
- Cardiac troponin
- Coronary angiographic study
- Oxygen inhalation Nursing Management:
- Administration of Oxygen therapy
- Determination of ital signs
- Assess for lead EG
- Prompt pain relief 1st with a nitrate followed by narcotic, analgesic if needed.
- Physical assessment of the pectoris
- Provide comfortable position to the patient.
Avoidance from excessive caffeine intake.