Drugs that work on the hematologic system play an important role in helping to limit the morbidity and mortality that can be associated with an acute coronary syndrome. The pharmacology of the fibrinolytic agents, thrombin inhibitors, and antiplatelet agents is described. A case study of a woman having an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction is reviewed to highlight the importance of drugs that work on the hematologic system.
Hematology| December 01 2012
Clots Kill: Hematologic Pharmacology for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Stacy H. James, RN, MSN, ACNP, CCRN-CMC
Stacy H. James is a cardiology acute care nurse practitioner at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, California.
Corresponding author: Stacy H. James, rn, msn, acnp, ccrn-cmc, Queen of the Valley Medical Center, 1000 Trancas Street, Napa, CA 94558 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Crit Care Nurse (2012) 32 (6): 35–41.
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Stacy H. James; Clots Kill: Hematologic Pharmacology for ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Crit Care Nurse 1 December 2012; 32 (6): 35–41. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn2012104
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