Caring for patients with acute myocardial ischaemia: The perhexiline maleate experience

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Abstract

Perhexiline Maleate (Px) is a potent, oxygen-sparing agent used in the management of patients with acute myocardial ischaemia that is resistant to conventional pharmacological therapy. The critical care nurse plays an integral role in (1) maximizing the therapeutic benefits of Px and (2) ensuring that the patient reaches the point of correctional intervention with the minimum of ischaemic damage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-135
Number of pages9
JournalDimensions of Critical Care Nursing
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Acute myocar dialischaemia
  • Genetic polymorphism
  • Oxygen sparing
  • Perhexiline Maleate
  • Unstable angina

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