What is MI?
Myocardial infarction, that results in part of the heart muscle dying.
What are the 5 types of MI?
2: demand and supply of O2
3. unexpected cardiac death
4: MI due to PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention)
4b: stent thrombosis
5: MI due to CABG (coronary artery bypass graft)
What is the time period from which the heart can be brought back from MI?
What are the indications that a person is going through MI?
Angina, chest tightness, SOB, shoulder and arm pain, jaw and teeth pain, nausea and vomitting and heart burn and indigestion.
What are the procedures for diganosis?
Asks for symptoms Takes : BP Pulse Temperature Connected to a heart monitor ECG Echocardiogram Blood test CT MRI
What is our role in diagnosing MI?
CXR showing electrical equipment position and heart and size shape blood vessels width of the aorta Clarity lung fields. cardiothoracic ratio
What is the radiographic appearance of MI?
Mild MI : Upper lobe blood diversion and butterfly or batwing appearance of pulmonary vessels
How do you treat MI?
- Aspirin to avoid anymore blood clotting happening in the coronary arteries
- Nitroglycerin, to decrease the workload of the heart and improve coronary arteries blood flow
- Other medications to manage the chest pain
What is the prognosis for MI?
15% die before reaching hospital 15% die after they arrive 1/25 die after discharge 65 year olds: 20% die within month 35% die within year