Myocardial infarction , symptoms and prevention tips
Cardiovascular Diseases / / April 28, 2016
What is myocardial infarction?
Myocardial infarction occurs when part of the heart muscle are damaged or dead, for reasons related to the lack of oxygen.Normally, oxygen enters the heart through the arteries, called coronary.The vast majority of heart attacks occur due to blocking of the arteries, often cholesterol.Cholesterol not only blocks the artery, but also reduces their elasticity.This process can be likened to clogging of pipes extending from the sink.Myocardial infarction occurs also due to thrombi formed, for any reason, the blood vessels.
How do I know that I have a heart attack?
Myocardial infarction is almost always accompanied by the following symptoms.
- Sense of compression and severe pain in the chest, sometimes accompanied by sweating, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting.
- Pain from the chest gives the left arm, left shoulder or jaw.
- breath-hold for more than 2 seconds
- Feelings of weakness and fainting
What do I do if I suspect I have a myocardial infarction?
an urgent need to call an ambulance to hospital.While waiting for an ambulance, take an aspirin.Do not take aspirin if you are allergic to it.
Survive or not, it depends largely on how quickly you get modern medical care is severely damaged your heart, and what part of your hearts suffered.
What is the cause of myocardial infarction?
- Age.For men, the risk of heart attack increases dramatically after 45 years, and for women over 55 years.83% of people who had died of a heart attack, were over the age of 65 years.
- High cholesterol levels in the blood.
- sex.Men have a greater chance of dying from myocardial infarction.
- Lack of exercise.
- High blood pressure.
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- Diet for coronary heart disease (CHD)
- Coronary angioplasty and stenting
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- purification of the heart and strengthen the vascular traditional methods
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How can I avoid a heart attack?
- Quit smoking.
- Eat a healthy diet.Eat fewer foods that are high in saturated fat and sodium salts.This will help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure.
- Control your blood sugar if you have diabetes.
- Exercise.30-40 minutes of exercise 4-6 times a week reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Lose weight.
- Constantly monitor your blood pressure.