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7 hours ago A myocardial infarction (commonly called a heart attack) is an extremely dangerous condition caused by a lack of blood flow to your heart muscle. The lack of blood flow can occur because of many different factors but is usually related to a blockage in one or more of your heart’s arteries. Without blood flow, the affected heart muscle will

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1 hours ago An acute myocardial infarction is a heart attack. Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of this life threatening condition.

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9 hours ago Heart attack signs and symptoms in men and women: Chest pain or discomfort; Shortness of breath; Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, back, arm, or shoulder; Feeling nauseous, light-headed, or unusually tired. A heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction, happens when a part of the heart muscle doesn’t get enough blood.

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3 hours ago In 2000, the definition of acute myocardial infarction changed to: ‘typical rise and gradual fall of cardiac troponin, or more rapid fall of CK-MB, with at least one of the following: ischemic symptoms; the development of pathological Q waves; ECG changes indicative of ischemia (ST-segment elevation or depression); coronary artery

Author: Rudi Bruyninckx, Bert Aertgeerts, Pieter Bruyninckx, Frank Buntinx
Publish Year: 2008

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5 hours ago Myocardial infarction (MI), colloquially known as “heart attack,” is caused by decreased or complete cessation of blood flow to a portion of the myocardium. Myocardial infarction may be “silent” and go undetected, or it could be a catastrophic event leading to hemodynamic deterioration and sudden death.[1] Most myocardial infarctions are due to …

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4 hours ago Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness. As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.

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2 hours ago A non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) is a type of heart attack that usually happens when your heart’s need for oxygen can’t be met. This condition gets its name because it doesn’t have an easily identifiable electrical pattern (ST elevation) like the other main types of heart attacks. Appointments 800.659.7822.

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8 hours ago A silent heart attack, known as a silent myocardial infarction (SMI), account for 45% of heart attacks and strike men more than women. They are described as "silent" because when they occur, their symptoms lack the intensity of a classic heart attack, such as extreme chest pain and pressure; stabbing pain in the arm, neck, or jaw; sudden

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7 hours ago Signs and Symptoms of Silent Heart Attack. Since many people are unaware that they’ve had a heart attack until weeks or months after the episode, it is important to listen to your body. While a silent heart attack does not have the visible signs of a regular myocardial infarction, there are signs that will alert you.

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5 hours ago Myocardial ischemia occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle (myocardium) is obstructed by a partial or complete blockage of a coronary artery by a buildup of plaques (atherosclerosis). If the plaques rupture, you can have a heart attack (myocardial infarction). Myocardial ischemia occurs when blood flow to your heart is reduced, preventing

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3 hours ago Myocardial infarction: short overview. Typical symptoms: severe pain in the left chest area/behind the breastbone, shortness of breath, anxiety/feeling of anxiety; attention, the symptoms in women can be different (dizziness, vomiting) than in men! First aid: Call an emergency doctor, calm the sick, elevate the upper body, loosen tight clothing (tie, collar, etc.), …

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5 hours ago The main symptoms of a myocardial infarction depend on whether it is typical or atypical. For a typical case, the following clinical picture is characteristic: The first period of infarction is called "acute". It is characterized by extremely intense pain, which is localized mainly in the chest. Pain can be felt in the neck, in the teeth, in

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3 hours ago This question comes up frequently, almost on a daily basis in patient care with regards to the ECG: A patient with no history of coronary artery disease with no previous symptoms and perhaps also even with no significant cardiac risk factors has an ECG interpretation suggesting prior heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI).

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1 hours ago Myocardial infarction (MI) refers to tissue death of the heart muscle caused by ischaemia, the lack of oxygen delivery to myocardial tissue.It is a type of acute coronary syndrome, which describes a sudden or short-term change in symptoms related to blood flow to the heart. Unlike the other type of acute coronary syndrome, unstable angina, a myocardial infarction occurs …

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8 hours ago The symptoms of a heart attack that results in a septal infarct can be either minimal enough to go unperceived or the same as in any other heart attack: pressure, pain, or aching in the chest or

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Just Now Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) symptoms vary Many people who have heart attacks exhibit different symptoms and the severity of symptoms also varies. Few people experience the mild type of pain; while others have more severe pain. Some people have no symptoms. However, when someone has more heart attack signs and symptoms, the possibility

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8 hours ago 1. As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or an uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back. 2. Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. 3.

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What is myocardial infarction and what causes it?

What are the causes of myocardial infarction?

  • Bad cholesterol. Bad cholesterol is also known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL). ...
  • Saturated fats. Saturated fats also result in the formation of plaques in the coronary arteries. ...
  • Trans fat. Another type of fat which results in plaque formation in the arteries is trans fat, or hydrogenated fat.

What is the prognosis for myocardial infarction?

  • Age ≥ 65 (1 point)
  • 3 or more CAD risk factors (1 point)
  • Known CAD with more than 50% stenosis (1 point)
  • Aspirin use in the past 7 days (1 point)
  • Severe angina in the preceding 24 hours (1 point)
  • Elevated cardiac markers (1 point)
  • ST deviation greater than 0.5mm (1 point)

What are the risk factors of myocardial infarction?

  • Smoking
  • Abnormal lipid profile/blood apolipoprotein (raised ApoB/ApoA1)
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Abdominal obesity (waist/hip ratio) (greater than 0.90 for males and greater than 0.85 for females)

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What are the 5 types of myocardial infarction?

  • Type 2 MI
  • Type 1 MI (NSTEMI)
  • Demand ischemia only
  • Unstable angina only
  • Other, please specify:
  • None of the above / Not applicable

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