Myocardial infarction

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  • The Importance Of Myocardial Infarctions

    Globally and within the United States, myocardial infarctions are a concerning health problem. There is work being done to prevent and catch myocardial infarctions early, such as studying the influenza vaccine for prevention, and the Million Hearts Initiative. There can be a reduction in the number of myocardial infarctions occurring every year, through the proper teaching by and to providers, interventions to reduce the risk of having a myocardial infarction, and by researching new preventive measures such as the influenza vaccine. Focus has also been made by some organizations to learn and increase teaching on women’s signs and symptoms, especially women under the age of 55 (Izadnegahdar et al., 2014). It is estimated that 1 of every 2.9…

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  • Myocardial Infarction Essay

    Mr. Canton displayed early onset symptoms of an acute myocardial infarction according to the nurse’s assessment and an EKG that presented ST elevation. As shown on the EKG, elevation is a sign of immediate concern resulting from depolarization and repolarizing of the left ventricle. “Plaque progression, disruption, and clot formation are the same for myocardial infarction as they are for angina” (Understanding Pathophysiology, 2016, p. 620). Myocardial Infarction In early stages of congestive…

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  • Myocardial Infarction Case Study

    1. What are Phil’s abnormal test results? His anion gap was low on both days with 5.0 mmol/L (normal being 10-20 mmol/L); his BUN was high with 53 mg/dL on day 1 and 49 mg/dL on day 2 (normal being 7-24 mg/dL); and his creatinine was high with 2.0 mg/dL on day 1 and 1.8 mg/dL on day 2 (normal being 0.5-1.2 mg/dL). 2. Do the laboratory results rule out a myocardial infarction? According to Lewandrowski, Chen, and Januzzi (2002), blood testing for cardiac biomarkers plays a vital role in…

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  • Case Study On Myocardial Infarction

    The patient was admitted into a small, rural hospital at 1900 for an ongoing complaint of unrelieved indigestion. The patient, 48 year old male has a history of and is presently involved with smoking. After admission into the hospital it is ruled out that the patient underwent a rule out myocardial infarction with further testing involving a cardiac catheterization to be done after admission upon a separate medical center. The patient also presents to the hospital with a history of a high-fat…

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  • Effect Of Exercise Training On Myocardial Infarction

    American Heart Association, heart disease accounts for more than 17.3 million deaths a year and this number is expected to grow to more than 23.6 million in 2030. There are several types of heart disease, one of them being acute myocardial infarction also known as heart attack. Myocardial infarction is the damaging or death of an area of the heart muscle caused by blockage in the blood supply of that area. Myocardial infarction happens when the arteries become blocked causing blood flow to…

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  • Case Study Of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction

    Q1: Pt is diagnosed with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) which normally occurs due to antheroscheloric plaque rupturing and distributing in the blood vessall. Substances that promote platelet aggregation and thrombus formation are then exposed in the blood streams which will eventually cause blockage of blood flow in the coronary artery . Patient’s medical history of hypertension is one of the most important risk factors of acute Myocardial infarction as the constantly high blood…

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  • Innovation Plan Project: Myocardial Infarction (MI)

    Heart attack is medically known as myocardial infarction (MI) and normally happens when the heart muscle is starved of oxygen-rich blood, causing damage to the heart muscle (British heart Foundation, 2014). According to NICE guidelines (2014) heart attacks are mostly caused by coronary heart disease (CHD). CHD is when coronary arteries that supply the heart muscle with oxygen-rich blood become narrowed by a gradual build-up of fatty material within their walls. Heart attack is known to be common…

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  • Myocardial Ischemia Case Study

    Myocardial Ischemia Introduction A 55-year old, male truck driver, presents with crushing central chest pain which has radiated to his neck and occurred on rest. On arrival, the patient was pale and clammy, demonstrated shortness of breath. his pulse rate was 120 beats per minute, blood pressure 150/70 and his oxygen saturation level was 96%. The patient presented with chest pain due to myocardial ischaemia. Myocardial ischaemia is a disease caused by a coronary artery obstruction which reduces…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Fibrinolytic Therapy

    Fibrinolytic therapy is the most common and widely used reperfusion therapy in patients with a diagnosis of acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI); it consists of utilizing medications to diffuse the blockage in the infarcted artery. Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is an alternate reperfusion therapy which utilizes invasive procedures by the placing stints where the arterial blockage and clot is present. Fibrinolytic therapy has limitations such as;…

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  • Atherosclerosis Case Study

    It is understood that even though some patients may have critical flow limitation to a vital organ, they may still survive for many years (Boudi, 2015). If lifestyle changes or pharmaceutical treatments are not utilized most individuals with atherosclerosis will incur one of the following acute events: A myocardial infarction, or heart attack, will occur if an artery that supplies oxygen to the heart muscle is blocked; a stroke will occur if an artery that supplies oxygen to the brain is…

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