Managing patients with acute myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury with N-acetylcysteine.

S. Stewart, C. Ryan, S. Poropat

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Abstract

Previously administered in cases of acetaminophen toxicity, N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) is now also being used in the management of acute myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury. NAC potentiates the beneficial effects of nitrates such as nitroglycerin and reduces oxidative stress on the heart. The critical care nurse plays an important role in optimizing the therapeutic benefits of NAC and minimizing its potential harmful effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-131
Number of pages10
JournalDimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

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