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dc.contributor.authorSavage, Leon
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-06T20:14:41Z
dc.date.available2019-11-06T20:14:41Z
dc.date.issued2015-08
dc.identifier.citationSavage, L., 2015. Infections of the heart and how they relate to the ambulance service. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 7 (8), 394-401.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1759-1376
dc.identifier.issn2041-9457
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/jpar.2015.7.8.394
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12417/439
dc.description.abstractAbstract published with permission. Background: In the pre-hospital environment, the treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is at the forefront of most clinicians’ priorities when symptoms include non-traumatic chest pain. As ACS is a leading cause of preventable deaths, less emphasis is placed on other potentially life-changing conditions that are associated with non-traumatic chest pain. Objectives: This article discusses the three main groups of cardiac infections (pericarditis, myocarditis, and endocarditis). It then discusses how they can be identified in the pre-hospital setting and how the ambulance service can contribute to the subsequent diagnosis of patients presenting with these conditions. Discussion: Pericarditis is a relatively common cause of non-traumatic chest pain. It has symptoms that can be found in the pre-hospital environment such as specific ECG changes and symptoms that can be identified during an initial consultation. Myocarditis has a low incidence rate as well as a wide variety of symptoms that can be associated with other common ailments. It is a very hard condition to determine in the pre-hospital environment. Endocarditis in the intravenous drug user population is a significant condition and has a high mortality rate.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectEmergency Medical Servicesen_US
dc.subjectEndocarditisen_US
dc.subjectMyocarditisen_US
dc.subjectPericarditisen_US
dc.subjectPre-hospital Careen_US
dc.titleInfections of the heart and how they relate to the ambulance serviceen_US
dc.typeJournal Article/Review
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Paramedic Practiceen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-09-24
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-09-24
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refterms.dateFirstOnline2015-08
html.description.abstractAbstract published with permission. Background: In the pre-hospital environment, the treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is at the forefront of most clinicians’ priorities when symptoms include non-traumatic chest pain. As ACS is a leading cause of preventable deaths, less emphasis is placed on other potentially life-changing conditions that are associated with non-traumatic chest pain. Objectives: This article discusses the three main groups of cardiac infections (pericarditis, myocarditis, and endocarditis). It then discusses how they can be identified in the pre-hospital setting and how the ambulance service can contribute to the subsequent diagnosis of patients presenting with these conditions. Discussion: Pericarditis is a relatively common cause of non-traumatic chest pain. It has symptoms that can be found in the pre-hospital environment such as specific ECG changes and symptoms that can be identified during an initial consultation. Myocarditis has a low incidence rate as well as a wide variety of symptoms that can be associated with other common ailments. It is a very hard condition to determine in the pre-hospital environment. Endocarditis in the intravenous drug user population is a significant condition and has a high mortality rate.en_US


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