By: Nancy and Kenia
What is Myocardial infarction?
Myocardial infarction is also known as a heart attack. It is a blockage of blood flow to the heart muscle causing a tightness or pain in the chest. Although women are most likely to suffer from myocardial infarction than men, the disease can occur to anyone at any age.
Available treatment varies from cardiac rehabilitation, medications and bypass surgery.
It is diagnosed through diagnosis tests, such as blood tests and stress tests. Your doctor will listen to check for irregular heart beat for any signs of a heart attack.
What are the prognosis?
Survival from a heart attack has improved greatly throughout the last two decades. However there are cases where people experience sudden death from the heart attack. For those who do receive the medical help, the prognosis is very good.