Myocardial Infarction

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Myocardial Infarction

WHAT IS MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION?Myocardial Infarction is also known as a HEART ATTACK. This occurs when part of the heart muscle doesn't receive enough bloodflow. It could result in death of a part of the heart muscle.

Myocardial Infarction

Tests used in diagnosis: **Electrocardiography is used to tell if MI is inprogress or has already happened.**Echocardiogram is performed to compare areas of the left ventricle that are contracting normally to the parts that are not.**Angiogram is used to see artries visible on x-ray and revealing the blocked areas.** Stress test measures how your heart and blood vessels respond to exertion.

NURSING CONSIDERATIONS & PATIENT TEACHING~Teach patients about healthy lifestyle changes & give them resources! ~Teach patients about their medications. Advise patients when to take medications, what they are for & any possible side effects.~Let patients know of any outpatient rehabilatation programs for MI.

How to medically manage Myocardial Infarctions:~Pain Medications like Morphine~Using ACE Inhibitors~Using blood thinners such as Heparin~Heart medications like Nitroglycerine & Lipitor~Lifestyle changes such as weight loss, diet & quitting smoking~Reduce levels of anxiety & stress


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