Ischemic Heart Diseases: Ischaemic Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Angina Pectoris, Myocardial Infarction

Ischemic Heart Diseases: Ischaemic Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Angina Pectoris, Myocardial Infarction (Paperback)

By Llc Books , Llc Books 
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1156507014
EAN: 9781156507018
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 26
Publish Date: 2011-8-29
Binding: Paperback

Description

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Ischaemic heart disease, Coronary artery disease, Angina pectoris, Myocardial infarction, Myocardial infarction management, Acute coronary syndrome, Myocardial infarction diagnosis, Myocardial infarction complications, Prinzmetal's angina, Unstable angina, Optimising Management of Angina, Angor animi, Sinoatrial block, Hibernating myocardium, Stunned myocardium, Myocytolysis. Excerpt: Myocardial infarction (MI) or acute myocardial infarction (AMI), commonly known as a heart attack, is the interruption of blood supply to a part of the heart, causing heart cells to die. This is most commonly due to occlusion (blockage) of a coronary artery following the rupture of a vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque, which is an unstable collection of lipids (fatty acids) and white blood cells (especially macrophages) in the wall of an artery. The resulting ischemia (restriction in blood supply) and oxygen shortage, if left untreated for a sufficient period of time, can cause damage or death (infarction) of heart muscle tissue (myocardium). Classical symptoms of acute myocardial infarction include sudden chest pain (typically radiating to the left arm or left side of the neck), shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, sweating, and anxiety (often described as a sense of impending doom). Women may experience fewer typical symptoms than men, most commonly shortness of breath, weakness, a feeling of indigestion, and fatigue. Approximately one quarter of all myocardial infarctions are "silent," without chest pain or other symptoms. Among the diagnostic tests available to detect heart muscle damage are an electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiography, and various blood tests. The most often used markers are the creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB) fraction and the troponin levels. Immediate treatment for suspected acute myocardial infarction...
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Title: Ischemic Heart Diseases: Ischaemic Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Angina Pectoris, Myocardial Infarction
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Author: Llc Books , Llc Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1156507014
EAN: 9781156507018
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 26
Publish Date: 2011-8-29
Binding: Paperback

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