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BLANCA GUTIERREZ, Joaquín Jesús; MUNOZ SEGURA, Rafael; HERVAS PADILLA, Julia  and  ALBA FERNANDEZ, Carmen María. The illness of the patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome. Index Enferm [online]. 2006, vol.15, n.52-53, pp.20-24. ISSN 1699-5988.

Introduction. The revision of the nursing literature published about the Acute Coronary Syndrome shows that four are the big themes that have defined to our studies: the performance protocols, the clinical roads, the clinical cases and the methodology of the nursing process. The disease and not so much the patient’s illness has been the authentic main character of our writings. With our present work we seek to go into in those more subjective dimensions of the pain, the illness and the sickness.  Methodology. It is a qualitative study of descriptive type, in that we present some of the most significant data in the stories of our patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome.  Results. We have contained the results in seven thematic categories: pain, fear, impact in the family, impact in the labor activity, impact in the recreational activities, impact in the caretaker role and possible causes. Discussion. The results are compared with other works that have also studied the Acute Coronary Syndrome from diverse perspectives: the sexuality, the verbal describers, the pain, and the testimonies of Mexican women that have passed this same situation.

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