CHEST PAIN

The heart muscle requires oxygen to function properly, a heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction occurs when the blood supply that nourishes the heart with oxygen is suddenly cut off.

What is a Heart Attack?

The heart muscle requires oxygen to function properly, a heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction occurs when the blood supply that nourishes the heart with oxygen is suddenly cut off.
When the heart is deprived of oxygen its tissue begins to die, therefore a heart attack is a very serious medical emergency, one that requires immediate attention from trained professionals familiar with chest pain emergency medicine.

Causes of Heart Attacks

Several cardiac conditions are responsible for heart attack incidents: • Atherosclerosis: Plaque buildup in the arteries which prevents proper blood flow from reaching the heart.
• Blood Clots
• Torn Blood Vessels
• Blood Vessel Spasm

 

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Can Heart Attacks Be Prevented?

Science has not been able to prevent 100% of heart attack incidents, however, there are some proven ways for significantly reducing the likelihood of experiencing a heart attack, these include:

  • Don’t Smoke: Smoking is one of the leading causes of heart disease if you are a smoker talk to your doctor about beginning a smoking cessation program as soon as possible to reduce your risk of a heart attack.
  • Maintain a Healthy Diet: A healthy heart diet requires regularly eating, fruits and vegetables, a variety of healthy proteins such as lean meat and poultry, fish, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
  • Exercise: It doesn’t take much, just 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise 5 times a week is enough to reduce your risk of suffering a heart attack.
  • Limit your Alcohol Intake: Male adults should limit their daily alcohol intake to two drinks, while females should not ingest more than 1 drink in a 24 hours period.
  • Work Closely with Your Doctor: Patients with diabetes or those who already have a form of heart disease must work closely with their doctors and take their medications as indicated to reduce their risk.

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Benefits of Utilizing a CT Scan Diagnostic Test Are:

  • It is painless, non-invasive, and accurate.
  • Fast, detailed results help save lives in the emergency room.
  • It is capable of imaging bone, soft tissue, internal organs, and blood vessels at the same time, thus significantly lowering diagnostic times.
  • In many cases, it eliminates the need for exploratory surgery.
  • No radiation remains in the patient’s body after the examination, reducing the risk of side effects.
  • Can be performed on a wide range of patients even those with an implanted medical device.

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