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what can be the diagnostic testing and nurseing processes for myocardial infarction pt's

Registered Nurse Here; Okay now i"m not sure I understand your question. I believe your asking how a MI is diagnosed and the nursing measures for MI. Hope this is correct, 1.) A myocardial infraction can be diagnosed in several ways, a 12 lead EKG, Cardiac Enzymes, Sonogram, balloon pump under fluorescent lighting, (of a x-ray machine). The nursing care, is to relieve as much oxygen requirement as possible to the heart. For instance: No execration, bathing patient so they do use extra O2 and strain the heart more, bed rest, pain medication. Basically be supportive, administrator medications as ordered by your physician, and relieve the heart of as much work as possible. Collateral circulation, this is where blood vessels, create a network and work around the myocardial infraction which is dead muscle tissue. The collateral circulation is done by the body and begins immediately with blood vessel network, to work around necrotic tissue damage. The human body can be an amazing mystery.  (+ info)

Myocardial Infarction ?

Hello :) ..
what is the meaning of "ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)" please? ..

I'll be grateful if you give me Simple Explain about this condition "meaning, causes, diagnosis and treatment"
big thanQ every one :)

Meaning:- EKG ST segment elevation is usually attributed to impending infarction, but can also be due to pericarditis or vasospastic (variant) angina and early repolarization. In some healthy young adults, a form of ST elevation can be normal. The height of the ST segment is measured at a point 2 boxes after the end of the QRS complex. ST segment elevation is considered significant if it exceeds 1 mm in a limb lead or 2 mm in a precordial follow this link for detailed study.
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Myocardial infarction....?

I'm 15 years of age, my Grandad recently passed away of 'Myocardial infarction'..
Can someone explain it to me in a way that I can understand?
I'm trying to understand what they say on the internet, but it's in words that I can't really work out.
I have heart conditions myself, such as WPW & SVT.. I understand them obviously, but I just want to understand 'Myocardial infarction' someone said to me 'that there heart explodes with that', I doubt that but yeah.. Please do tell me :)

Thanks x

It is a heart attack.. what happened is one of the arteries to his heart was blocked which caused a lack of oxygen to the heart muscle. if the heart does not get oxygen the cells begin to die and it cannot pump oxygenated blood to the rest of the body
sometimes if a person can get medical treatment fast enough then the blockage can be repaired and the person survives.
Eat a healthy diet, get plenty of exercise and see your doctor on a regular basis to prevent an MI  (+ info)

Can pericardial effusion lead to myocardial infarction or any other serious consequence?

I am seeking to find out if pericardial effusion resulting from a viral infection can lead to myocardial infarction and/or any other serious consequence?

if left untreated it can lead to cardiac tamponade, which is compression of the heart due to a large increase of fluid in the pericardium. this condition is life-threatening as it prevents the heart from pumping effectively.  (+ info)

How fast does nitroglycerin act when used to treat a myocardial infarction, i.e. when given in tablet form?

I have been trying to find information online about the speed and efficacy of nitroglycerin in tablet form when used to treat a myocardial infarction. It's for a short story I am writing, and I can't finish until I find this information. I don't want to just make something up.

Nitroglycerin doens't actually do anything to treat a myocardial infarction. It is best for angina- the squeezing pain people get in their chest when the blood vessels around their heart are constricted but not completely closed. For angina, it works in seconds to relieve the pain and relax those blood vessels so the heart gets more blood.
During a heart attack, the coronary vessels close completely, and blood flow to part of the heart is cut off. A person who takes nitroglycerin for angina should worry that they are having a heart attack if they take nitroglycerine and the pain does not go away. They should take an aspirin immediately and go to the ER to be given other meds or have a stent put in to open the artery back up.  (+ info)

what is the difference between a heart failure from myocardial infarction?

can you have a heart failure without a myocardial infarction? or can you have a myocardial infarction without a heart failure? i'm really confused..

heart failure happens when the heart fails to pump adequate amounts of blood around the body... there are many reasons for this.
myocardial infarction happens when an artery that feeds the heart muscle becomes obstructed, fails to deliver blood to the heart muscle itself and the muscle dies where it is lacking circulation.  (+ info)

what is an inferior myocardial infarction?

My mom's ekg results showed a "possible inferior myocardial infarction". What is this, and what can it mean? How is it usually treated? Please put in laymans terms!

That means she has damage to the lower part of her heart. She needs further testing.  (+ info)

What is the main cuase of ischemia and how is it linked to myocardial infarction, along with thrombosis.?

Also with atheroma.

Im cofnused with the following terms and how they relate to cuasing myocardial infarction:

The buildup of atheroma or fatty plaque in the wall of the coronary artery narrows the lumen of the artery resulting in ischemia or inadequate blood flow to the heart. The atheroma may ulcerate releasing materials that cause blood to clot on the surface of the plaque. As the clot enlarges it totally obstructs the artery causing a myocardial infarction or death of cardiac tissue downstream to the obstruction.  (+ info)

The most common complication of early myocardial infarction is?

The most common complication of early myocardial infarction is?
A. Congestive heart failure?
B. Dysrhythmias
C. Cardiogenic shock
D. Rupture of the heart?

None of the above. Death.

More than 50% of all initial heart attacks result in patient death.  (+ info)

why is it important to quantify myocardial infarction scar tissue (scar tissue due to a heart attack)?

I'm writing a review paper about different ways of quantifying myocardial infarction, and I want to know why we need to quantify scar tissue at all.

Myocardial infraction results in lack of or loss of blood flow to an area of the heart. This leaves areas of dead heart muscle, the scar tissue you speak of. This scar tissue may cause an interruption of the electrical signals that cause heart muscle contractions or the signal may be routed around the scar tissue and arrive at the target muscle out of sequence. This can result in a heart arrhythmia of some type. If enough scar tissue is formed then a certain area of heart muscle ceases to function. The scar tissue will not conduct the electrical signals nearly as well as living tissue would. The amount of scarring becomes critical to the functioning of the heart and can determine if the person lives or dies.  (+ info)

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