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Vitello-Cicciu Joan MSN RN CCRN CS (Editor)
The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing: November 1989
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This article describes a case study of a 42-year-old man who received recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) therapy for treatment of an acute myocardial infarction. The case study describes the nursing management of this patient beginning with the initial assessment for candidacy for rt-PA through the hospital course and follow-up after discharge.

© 1989 Aspen Publishers, Inc.