Acute Myocardial Infarction is also known as a heart attack which happens when the blood flow stops. This causes acute damage to the heart muscle and leads to symptoms like chest pain in the centre or the side of the chest, which then spreads to various other areas like the jaw, the neck, the collar bone, the back and even the arms.
HOW IS ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION DIAGNOSED?
To detect a heart attack various tests are conducted: • Physical examination by doctor • Electrocardiogram (EKG) • Stress test • Angiogram • echocardiogram
HOW IS ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION TREATED?
The treatment for this condition is usually carried out in the Cardiology department and it includes immediate medical help with Thrombolysis and Coronary Intervention methods like STEMI. A beta blocker medication can also be administered within 24 hours of the attack.
DID YOU KNOW?
Some people can have a heart attack, without any symptoms which is known as silent Acute Myocardial Infarction. People with diabetes are more prone to it.