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MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (MI)



When blood flow decreases or stops to a part of the heart, causing damage to the heart muscle, or when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the heart is called Myocardial Infarction (MI). Without blood, tissue loses oxygen and dies. It is also known as heart attack.



Symptoms



Usually a person feels pain in the chest, arms or neck. One may also experience abnormal heart beat, fatigue, dizziness, clammy skin and anxiety.


The pain in the chest may feel like a clenched fist, or as if someone is trying to squeeze them from inside.


Men are more prone to MI. They are twice as likely as women to have a heart attack.



Treatment



Depending upon the condition we have different types of treatment.


  1. Medication

Anticoagulants are those drugs which inhibit blood clotting.

Antianginal are pain killers 

Narcotics are pain relievers and cause dullness.

2. Therapies- Cardiac Rehabilitation is a place where they help us to change our lifestyle, which includes exercise,

diet recommended by a physician. This program includes education about their condition.


3. Medical & Surgical Procedures- Coronary Stents is a medical procedure where tubes are placed in arteries to keep them open. 

Coronary artery bypass grafting is a surgical procedure that improves blood flow to the heart.


4. Supportive Care- Defibrillation is the procedure where electric shock is introduced to correct irregular heartbeat and restore it to its normal pace.




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