What Can be Mistaken for Myocardial Infarction?
R.K. has been experiencing symptoms similar to that of myocardial infarction. However, her labs came back normal (which will be discussed later) and it suggests there has been no damage to the heart and that angina pectoris is the reason related to coronary artery disease. The cause of this pain is inadequate blood flow in the coronary arteries which causes a decreased oxygen supply when there is an increased demand on the heart for oxygen. Usually caused by atherosclerotic diseases,…...
Autopsy of a Female Patient
Autopsy Observation The subject of the autopsy experience was a 43-year-old Caucasian female living in southeast Michigan who presented with no obvious cause of death. Other demographic data relating to the subject was limited. The family had requested an autopsy be conducted to determine the cause of death. Known comorbidities included hypertension and obesity. The subject went to bed on November 3rd, 2018 at approximately 2000, husband did not note any symptoms that the client exhibited the previous night. Husband…...
Symptoms of a Patient with Myocardial Infarction
Hello Dr., Redden, and Class, according to the ACC/AHA guidelines, this patient is in stage C heart failure. This stage is comprised of patients who are symptomatic and also have structural damage such as Myocardial infarction (Papadimitriou, Hamo, & Butler, 2017). Evidence in this case study that supports categorizing this patient to this stage of heart failure includes myocardial infarction in 2010 (structural damage), symptoms such as shortness of breath that gets worse with activity, shortness of breath that wakes…...
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment in Acute Coronary Syndrome
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a term that encompasses acute myocardial infarction (AMI): ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), and unstable angina. Ischemic heart disease (IHD), a term used interchangeably with ACS, is the greatest single cause of mortality, resulting in roughly 7 million deaths annually worldwide (Vedanthan, Seligman, & Fuster, 2014). In the United States, someone suffers from a myocardial infarction (MI) every 40 seconds (AHA, 2017). During my ACLS training this summer, the instructor stressed the…...
This Is How Women Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
Stroke and heart attack? For many, this is the men's thing. Not correct! 'Women underestimate their risk of cardiovascular disease,' warns Prof. Dr. med. Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, cardiologist and director of the Institute for Gender Research in Medicine at the Charité, Berlin. Why this is so and how you can prevent cardiovascular disease , read here. Many women think that estrogen protects vessels and thus the heart. 'Most people are unaware that protection stops after menopause and can not be restored…...
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Why Put Off Till Tomorrow What Can Be Done Today
More than 30 years ago the hypothesis of an interventional approach in patients with unstable angina or non–ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) was considered only after a “cooling-off” period. This negative attitude was in part justified by the lack of effective antithrombotic adjunctive therapies and devices in the management of lesion containing thrombus and the subsequent early hazard of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The delay—many days or weeks after hospital admission—to interventional treatment could result in an apparent stabilization of…...
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