Myocardial Infarction

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Myocardial Infarction


Tests and Diagnosis-ECG: traces change in heartbeat pattern-Blood tests: measures troponin in bloodstream, which is released by the heart when heart tissue is damaged or killed-Echocardiogram: ultrasound of the heart

Risk Factors-Age: becomes more common as age progresses-Gender: common in males; estrogen believed to help prevention-Race: common in America-Family Medical History-Diet: higher chances among those whose diet consists of mostly saturated fats, carbohydrates and salts

Symptoms-pain in jaw-arms-upper-abdomen and chest-gastrointestinal indigestion/vomiting-nausea-sweating-fatigue-dizziness-anxiety-shortness of breath-racing heartbeat

Famous SuffererJennie Garth, who starred in Beverly Hills 90210, had a myocardial infarction at the age of thirty. Her father was diagnosed with arterial sclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases tainted her lineage far up. She has fully recovered since and is now a spokesmodel for Go Red for Women, an organization geared towards cardiovascular research.

HistoryJames Bryan Herrick He proposed that thrombosis in the coronary artery leads to the symptoms and abnormalities of heart attacks and that this was not inevitably fatal. While Herrick was not the first to propose this, ultimately his article was the most influential, although at the time it received only limited attention.

Patho-Blood clot-Coronary Artery Disease-Coronary artery spasm-Inflammation of the coronary artery

Support -Circulation Foundation-Cardiac Risk in the Young-Children's Heart Federation-Heartline

Treatment-Thrombolytic therapy-Asprin, Morphine, Nitrates, Beta-Blockers -Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery -Diet-Rest-Complications include arrhythmic complications, mechanical complications, left ventricular aneurysm, ventricular septal rupture, associated right ventricular infarction, ect.

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