Myocardial Infarction

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What is a Myocardial Infracton?

A heart attack, in which blood flow is blocked from entering a particular part of your heart, causing damage and possible death to the heart muscle.

Causes

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Use tobacco products
  • Are obese
  • Hereditary

Treatment and Prevention

  • To diagnose the initial heart attack within one hour that it happened
  • Restoration of oxygen supply and demand
  • Pain relief

Prevention

  • Exercising regularly
  • Maintaining healthy diet
  • Keeping a healthy weight
  • Not using tobacco products
  • Controlling BP
  • Lowering cholesterol

Typical Symptoms

  • Shortness of breath
  • Pressure or pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheartedness/fainting
  • upper back pressure
  • Fatigue

Symptoms for Women

  • Pain or sqeezing in the chest that comes and goes
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach
  • Cold sweats
  • Nausea

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