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?
Immediate treatment of acute myocardial infarction is angioplasty. A coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is another mode of treatment. Treatment may also be done via drugs like aspirin, beta-blockers, anti-platelet drugs and pain relievers
DID YOU KNOW?
Problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, lack of exercise can often aggravate the condition.