Myocardial Infarction And Heart Attack

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Myocardial Infarction or "heart attack" is the formation of ischemia that leads to necrosis or "dying" of heart tissues. This condition resulted in the deprivation of oxygen in the heart muscle that could cause the heart attack or MI. Myocardial Infarction or MI is seen in 1.5 million people each year and is also classify as the leading cause of mortality worldwide (Fuller, 2015). Kristian, Alpert, and White (2007) states that MI is the cause of the mortality and disability worldwide. During the unstable period of atherosclerosis, the patient can develop MI. Myocardial infarction can be mild; it may even go undetected, but it may also be a major devastating condition leading to sudden death or severe hemodynamic deterioration. Kristian, Alpert, and White (2007) states that data collections regarding the rates of attack are useful for establishing the distinction between incidents and recurrent events. From the epidemiological point of view, the prevalence of coronary artery disease can be linked to MI’s prevalence. Furthermore, the term myocardial infarction has a significant role in the individual and society due to its legal implication and psychological effect to patient and family. An outcome measure in the research is crucial as MI is considered to be one of the primary health problems in the world. (Kristian, Alpert & White, 2007). In the United States, there are approximately seven million people who were diagnosed with MI and survived. MI is a
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