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A 45-year-old man had coronary artery stents placed 2 days ago. today, he is in severe distress and is reporting "crushing" chest discomfort. he is pale, diaphoretic, and cool to the touch. his radial pulse is very weak, blood pressure is 64/40 mm hg, respiratory rate is 28 breaths/min, and oxygen saturation is 89% on room air. when applied, the cardiac monitor initially showed ventricular tachycardia, which then quickly changed to ventricular fibrillation

Roger Moore

in Biology

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Dana Keller on February 7, 2018

In the particular case, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have occurred in the cardiac arrest. The ACS refers to a condition that arise due to the decrease of blood flow in the coronary arteries, such that the segment of the heart muscle is not able to function properly or dies. Some of the signs and symptoms of ACS are chest pain and discomfort, pain rising in your chest and in the arms, shoulders, neck, or jaw, indigestion, nausea or vomiting, shortness of breath, unusual fatigue, excessive sweating, restlessness, dizziness, or fainting.

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