Care of the elective intracoronary stent patient

Lois A. Miller, Anne Briscoe, Steven R. Bailey, William T. Wright, Douglas G. Ebersole

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Recently, the Palmaz-Schatz coronary stent was approved by the FDA as an alternative to coronary angioplasty in the treatment of de novo native coronary stenosis. Developed by Dr. Julio Palmaz and Dr. Richard Schatz, the Palmaz-Schatz intracoronary stent design was implanted in 1987 at Brooke Army Medical Center. During the past 7 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio (clinical sites include University Hospital, Brooke Army Medical Center, and Audie Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital) has used this intracoronary stent to treat more than 300 patients. Nursing care for this patient population is both distinct and challenging. Successful patient outcomes require a knowledgeable staff and a team approach. This article will emphasize the nursing care and patient education required both before and after the stent procedure, as well as considerations for long-term follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-91
Number of pages15
JournalCritical Care Nursing Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 1996


  • complications
  • coronary stent
  • nursing
  • patient education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care


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