MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
Description


 
  Symptoms
Anxiety Breathing - difficulty Chest - pain
Fatigue/exhaustion Indigestion Nausea
Sweating Tremor Vomiting
Weakness
  Description

Myocardial infarction, also called acute myocardial infarction but commonly known as a heart attack, is the interruption of blood supply (ischemia) to a part of the heart, causing oxygen deficiency and the death of heart cells. Usually it occurs due to blockage of a coronary artery. If left untreated, it can cause damage of heart muscle tissue.

Some people may have unusual symptoms or not symptoms at all, a condition that is called "silent heart attack".

Some of the risk factors are:

- Hyperlipidemia, including high levels of cholesterol.

- Hypertension.

- Diabetes.

- Smoking.

- Stress.

  Diagnosis

After a physical examination, some tests can help to detect heart muscle damage:

- Electrocardiogram (ECG).

- Echocardiography.

- Coronary angiography.

- Blood tests.

  More information:
Myocardial Infarction Treatment
Myocardial Infarction Healthcare Centers
 

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