A 51 year – old woman who is profusely diaphoretic and hypertensive reports crushing substernal chest pain and severe shortness of breath. She has a history of hypertension. She chewed 2 low – dose aspirins at home and is now receiving oxygen in the ambulance. Which treatment is appropriate?:
a) Morphine and then nitroglycerin, but only if morphine fails to relieve the pain: TRUE / FALSE.
b) Nitroglycerin and then morphine, but only if ST elevation is > 2 mm and no contraindications exist: TRUE / FALSE.
c) Nitroglycerin and then morphine, but only if nitroglycerin fails to relieve the pain and no contraindications exist: TRUE / FALSE.
d) Nitroglycerin only because chronic hypertension is a contraindication for morphine: TRUE / FALSE.