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?
Diagnosis is done by monitoring heartbeat, to check for irregularities in beat rate. Blood pressure is also measured. An electrocardiogram is performed to measure the electrical activity of the heart. Other diagnostic methods are stress tests, angiogram and 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?
Acute and Chronic Stress can cause a heart attack.