Myocardial Infarction Analysis

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I have enjoyed reading your post, Kerry. I agree with your analysis concerning atypical presentation of myocardial infarction. Myocardial infarction requires prompt treatment before permanent damage occurs (Mayo Clinic, 2015). It can present with insidious symptoms which may lead health care provider to mistake it for a different condition which may delay treatment (Rehman & Qazi, 2013). As you have stated, myocardial infarction may present with atypical symptoms like vomiting, shortness of breath, epigastric discomfort, falls, delirium, and general malaise. The elderly patient may not experience classic symptoms of myocardial infarction, such as chest pain (Southern Care University, 2013). Myocardial infarction in the elderly can be silent.
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