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SOLANO RUIZ, Mª del Carmen  and  SILES GONZALEZ, José. The experience of the coronary patient in critical care. Index Enferm [online]. 2005, vol.14, n.51, pp.29-33. ISSN 1699-5988.

The objective describe the experience that patients with isquemic cardiopathy in the unit of intensive cares.This study is developed with a qualitative design of descriptive and phenomenologycal  type, made in a sample of 10 patients who suffered acute infarct of myocardium or angina of chest.  The collection of data was made through a interview semiestructured and the information was recorded in a magnetic tape.  The data analysis  process was developed with  the method of Giorgi (1985). After the analysis the general description developed two main subjects:  the sensations that had lived by the patients at the moment of the entrance in the unit, as well as the main feelings: downheart, frustration, injustice, fear and familiar load. These feelings appear during the stay in the same one.  In this study we have been able to know with depth the experience felt by the patients with isquemic  cardiopathy in the critical cares units, these findings will allow implementing the changes in order to diminish negative feelings and, also, we shall develop a more satisfactory evolution of their disease process.

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