Commonly known as a heart attack, this disease occurs when blood flow stops to a particular part of the heart disabling the heart muscle. The common symptoms are pain in the chest, where the discomfort travels to the shoulders, arm, back and jaw. Patient experiences shortness of breath, nausea, fatigue, and heartburn, and cold sweat.
HOW IS ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of this condition is usually conducted by a Cardiologist who takes an ECG reading to find any anomalies in the tracings. Also, the condition can be diagnosed with the help of a reading of the serum cardiac biomarkers, as well as an autopsy and imaging.
HOW IS ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION TREATED?
Treatment of heart attacks starts immediately with hospitalization, or emergency Internal Medicine under the tongue. Few drugs can be given like aspirin, antiplatelets, or even a thrombolytic therapy can be done to prevent further damage. Interventional angioplasty can also be a help.
DID YOU KNOW?
People having high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, high levels of triglycerides, obesity, diabetes and smoking are at a higher risk of myocardial infarction