Nursing Care for Older Persons with Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome


  • Jamchan Prateepmanowong Department of Adult and gerontological nursing, Srisavarindhira Thai Red Cross Institute of Nursing.


Non–ST elevation acute coronary syndrome, nursing care, older persons


               Ischemic heart disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Patients with ischemic heart disease may present with acute coronary syndrome. There are two different groups: ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (STE-ACS) and non- ST ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS). The incidence of non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome is the most common manifestation among older people in Thailand. Nurses must be competent to assess and care for patients accurately, quickly and efficiently. This article presents information about nursing care for older persons with non–ST elevation acute coronary syndrome in four areas: 1) age related changes in the cardiovascular system; 2) basic knowledge of non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome; 3) nursing care for older persons with Non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome, and 4) case studies.


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