Myocardial Infarction

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Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial Infarction(Heart attack) "death of heart muscle due to the loss of blood supply" "1.1 million Americans suffer a heart attack, and 460,000 of these are fatal."

Symptoms-pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in chest-pain or discomfort in arms, back, neck, jaw, or stomach-shortness of breath-possibly sweating, nausea, or lightheadedness

PreventionExercise regularlyEat healthy Don't do drugs

Video explanation of a heart attack

Risk Factors- Men age 45+ and Women age 55+- Tobacco- High blood pressure- High blood cholesterol- Diabetes- Hereditary- Obesity- Stress

Treatment-Lifestyle changes-Cardiac rehabilitation- Medications- Stents- Bypass Surgery


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