HEART ATTACK




WHAT IS IT :

When the heart does not get adequate blood supply it fails to maintain its function and its tissues start dying.


In medical terminology it is called it is called MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.


Heart gets its blood supply from coronary artery and when it gets gets blocked due to deposition of plaques in it it results in heart attack.

SYMPTOMS :

-restlessness
-pain over the chest
-breathing difficulty

TREATMENT

1) Patient is put on oxygen because the amount of carbon dioxide start increasing in the body.

2) Pain killers are given to combat pain.

3) To start blood flow to the blocked part of heart drugs like streptokinase are given to ensure the repurfusion.

4) Intravenous sodium bicarbonate is given to combat acidosis.


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