Myocardial infarction pain: systematic description and analysis

Fannie Gaston Johansson, Caisa Hofgren, Patrice Watson, Johan Herlitz

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The aim of the study was to describe various components of pain in suspected acute myocardial infarction (MI). Ninety-four patients admitted to a Coronary Care Unit (CCU) complaining of chest pain with the preliminary diagnosis suspect MI were included in the study. Thirty-eight subjects were eventually diagnosed as having MI and 56 subjects as non-MI. A comparison of chest pain description was performed between MI and non-MI subjects. The Pain-o-meter (POM) and the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) were used to assess pain intensity. MI patients reported more intense sensory and affective pain than non-MI patients. MI patients also reported more intense affective pain than sensory pain, whereas non-MI patients reported just the opposite. The number of affective words chosen by MI patients differentiated them more clearly from non-MI patients than any other factor in the pain description. Pain intensity was significantly correlated to the estimated size of the infarct.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-10
Number of pages8
JournalIntensive Care Nursing
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Myocardial infarction pain : systematic description and analysis. / Gaston Johansson, Fannie; Hofgren, Caisa; Watson, Patrice; Herlitz, Johan.

In: Intensive Care Nursing, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1991, p. 3-10.

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Gaston Johansson, Fannie ; Hofgren, Caisa ; Watson, Patrice ; Herlitz, Johan. / Myocardial infarction pain : systematic description and analysis. In: Intensive Care Nursing. 1991 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 3-10.
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