ABSTRACT – Heart Attack occurs when blood supply to the heart gets blocked. It’s the death of a part...
Heart Attack occurs when blood supply to the heart gets blocked. It’s the death of a part of a heart muscle because there is no blood supply. Artery which supplies blood to the heart gets blocked due to fat or plaque deposits. It is also called as myocardial infarction. It can be fatal if left untreated. Regular medical checkup is recommended for these patients and hospitalization is required in emergency cases.
Coronary artery disease
Internal clot formation
Complete or partial blockages
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS –
Pressure, tightness, pain and aching sensation in chest and it might spread to the arms, neck and back as well
Burning sensation in heart
Breathlessness and restlessness
Cardiac CT and MRI
Certain medications like thrombolytics, platelet aggregation inhibitors, pain relievers, blood thinning medicines and beta blockers
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
RISK FACTORS –
Age: Chances increases with increasing age
Men – Age of 45 and above
Women – Age of 55 and above
Angina chest pain
Medications for better heart functioning
Maintain blood sugar levels, cholesterol and blood pressure
Estimation shows that around 17.5 million deaths occurs due to Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) worldwide.
85% of CVD deaths happen due to heart attack & heart strokes.