Non-labwork Tests for Acute Coronary Syndrome (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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    00:00 Alright, that was a lot of lab work test.

    00:04 So I would really encourage you pause for a minute, go back through and review those test just briefly to make sure they're clear in your mind.

    00:12 If you feel good, and once you're ready come back and we'll finish this list of non lab work tests.

    00:21 Okay, so onto the number one non lab work tests EKG, ECG same thing.

    00:27 It's an electrocardiogram.

    00:29 What this test does is there some external electrodes right little stickers with kind of a snap on them you attach the electrodes to the patient and it gives us an idea of what's going on with the electrical conduction system of the heart.

    00:43 We know what it's supposed to look like with the p-wave the QRS and then the T as it resets.

    00:48 Anything different from that can give us an here if the patient is having an MI.

    00:53 Now they're not absolutely conclusive but they can give us some really good clues and information.

    00:59 Some other tests in different phases of the process could include a nuclear scan, a coronary angiography, and echocardiogram, stress testing or a chest x-ray.

    01:12 Now all these will be determined by how the patient progresses what that lab work shows and what they see on an EKG then the healthcare provider look at the individual symptoms of the patient and determine which tests are necessary and beneficial to the patient.

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    The lecture Non-labwork Tests for Acute Coronary Syndrome (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN is from the course Acute Coronary Syndrome (Nursing) .

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    1. Electrocardiogram
    2. Transthoracic echocardiogram
    3. Nuclear scan
    4. Coronary angiography

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     Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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