Discussion wk 2.docx - Similar case of the Scenario 4 I want to discuss about the scenario four because I have experienced very similar case at my work

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Similar case of the Scenario 4I want to discuss about the scenario four because I have experienced very similar case at my work place. I have been working in a cardiology coronary intensive care unit. Many patients get admitted into the unit due to several coronary vessels occlusions. They usually go under cardiac catheterizations to get stents in problematic vessels for good blood flow to the heart muscles. There was a one patient got the cardiac catherization and got two stents on the left anterior descending artery. The procedure was successful and patient was doing great to be discharged to home on the third day of admission with proper blood thinner medication along with Metoprorol, Lisinopril and Atorvastatin. The doctor prescribed Brilanta and aspirin as his blood thinner. Doctor and nurse educated the patient the importance of taking all these medications and emphasized on taking blood thinner continuously until doctor discontinued. Patient agreed to the discharge plan. However, the patient was readmitted within one month for another heart attack on the same vessels where stents were. The patient stopped taking Brilanta due to his insurance coverage problem. Blood clots were formed on the stents area. Without his
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  • Summer '15
  • Arcangelo, left coronary artery, American nurse association

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