Women and Heart Disease: Myocardial Infarction in Women

1916 Words Feb 2nd, 2018 8 Pages
This research paper focuses on one of such heart diseases, the Myocardial Infarction, in women. Throughout the paper, various reasons for its occurrence in women have been mentioned and discussion has been done on the prevention methods and treatments available for it. Moreover, this research paper aims to find methods for nurses to deal with patients suffering through this disease.
Introduction
In recent times, women have been increasingly more prone to heart related diseases. Even with campaigns that are run across internationally, there is a lack of realization by many people that the leading causes of deaths in women today are heart diseases. Often women are misdiagnosed by the healthcare providers and their symptoms are not recognized when they are having an acute cardiac arrest. According to statistics, every 30 seconds in the United States of America, a woman suffers from a heart attack (Health, 2013). Out of many types of heart diseases, the myocardial infarction is one of the leading causes of death in women.
Women's Health in Relation to Myocardial Infarction
Myocardial Infarction (MI) is more commonly referred as the heart attack. This typically occurs due to an interruption, albeit partial to some part of the heart, which causes the cells in the heart to die and as a result sends…
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