Myocardial Infarction Research Paper

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The disease I will be discussing is Myocardial Infarction, otherwise known as a heart attack. The heart is a muscle, which requires oxygen and nutrients. Two coronary arteries then provide oxygenated blood to the heart. If one of the arteries becomes blocked that will prevent the heart from receiving the oxygenated blood it needs. Later the heart slowly stops working because it’s not receiving the oxygen it needs, which results in a heart attack. A heart attack comes with various risk factors, long recovery, and different procedure to follow for different patients.
There are many risk factors for a patient who has suffered from a heart attack. A heart attack is most common in older patients. It’s more common in males over 55 and females over 45. Although, there are cases where someone who has a heart attack is young, but it’s more common in the older age range. Tobacco can increase the chance of a blood clot, therefore causing a heart attack. High blood pressure overtime may be very damaging to the arteries that feed your heart, which accelerates atherosclerosis. If someone in the patients’ family has ever had a heart that puts them more at risk as well. It’s always a good thing to be well aware of your family history, so you’ll be prepare if anything is to occur. Lack of physical activity also puts the patient at risk. Getting at least 30 minutes of exercise is very important. The intensity of the physical activity is not as important. Even if it’s just walking or going up and down the stairs, anything counts as long as the patient is being active. The more stress the patient is dealing with the more likely they’re to get a heart attack. Deal with the east amount of stress as possible. It’s also a good idea to communic...

... middle of paper ... type of security. The last thing they want is to feel alone. They then rely on faith and hope that god might be the answered to their nightmare. They want to believe that if they pray to god he will cure them and help them recover. Theirs also those patients that have always had faith in god and once they experience something so traumatizing like a heart attack, their bond with god is even stronger. Then you have the patients’ that their religion and beliefs get in the way of a procedure and won’t allow it to begin. They probably believe in natural remedies and refuse to take any type of medications. Some might even refuse to go to the doctor. Although this may sound crazy to some, but their beliefs are so strong that they’ll rather let nature take its course. No matter the circumstances, that patient is depending on you to help them get their life back on track.
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