Acute Myocardial Infraction; Myocardial Infarction
A heart attack occurs when the supply of blood and oxygen to an area of heart muscle is blocked, usually by a clot in a coronary artery. Often, this blockage leads to arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat or rhythm) that cause a severe decrease in the pumping function of the heart and may bring about sudden death. If the blockage is not treated within a few hours, the affected heart muscle will die and be replaced by scar tissue.
Heart Attack as related to Blood-thinning Medications, Thrombolytics
- Heart attack - Clot-busting (thrombolytic) drugs
Introduction. This information is for people who have had a heart attack. It tells you about clot-busting (thrombolytic) drugs, a treatment used for heart attack.
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Treatments for a heart attack can be broadly divided into four broad categories:Cardiovascular medications AngioplastyCoronary artery bypass ...
- Thrombolytic drugs for heart attack: MedlinePlus Medical ...
Small blood vessels called coronary arteries supply blood and oxygen to the heart. A heart attack can occur if a blood clot completely blocks one of these ...
- How is a heart attack treated? - Cleveland Clinic
Medications given right after the start of a heart attack may include: aspirin ; thrombolytic therapy ("clot busters") heparin ; other antiplatelet drugs
- Heart attack - CNN
Common heart attack symptoms include: Pressure, a feeling of fullness or a squeezing pain in the center of your chest that lasts for more than a few minutes
- Heart attack: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked for a long enough time that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies. The medical term for ...
- Heart Attack - Treatment - NHS Choices
There are two main treatment options for people with the most serious form of heart attack; an ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).
- Myocardial infarction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Myocardial infarction (from Latin: Infarctus myocardii, MI) or acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is the medical term for an event commonly known as a heart attack.
- Coronary thrombosis (heart attack) - Netdoctor
A heart attack will cause severe chest pains behind the breast bone, often radiating towards the left arm.
- Heart Attack Facts, Statistics and More - SeniorHousingNet.com
How is a heart attack diagnosed? The initial diagnosis of a heart attack is made by a combination of clinical symptoms and characteristic electrocardiogram (EKG) changes.