What is the treatment of Heart Attack?

Special treatments to open up your arteries
Once your heart attack is diagnosed, your treatment begins immediately — possibly right in the ambulance or emergency department.
Medications>>>>>>>>>thrombolytic medications are used to break up clots blocking the artery
The knowledge gained in the past years regarding acute coronary syndromes and what happens in the artery during a heart attack has helped guide medical treatment. The goals of medication therapy are to break up or prevent blood clots, prevent platelets from gathering and sticking to the plaque, stabilize the plaque, and prevent further ischemia,
These medications must be given as soon as possible (within one to two hours from the start of your heart attack) to decrease the amount of damage. The longer the delay in starting these drugs, the more damage that occurs and the less benefit they can provide.
Mediations for this purpose may include:>>>>>aspirin, heparin, thrombolytic therapy ("clot busters")

4 Responses to “What is the treatment of Heart Attack?”

  1. mallimalar_2000 Says:

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    Medications

    thrombolytic medications are used to break up clots blocking the artery
    The knowledge gained in the past years regarding acute coronary syndromes and what happens in the artery during a heart attack has helped guide medical treatment. The goals of medication therapy are to break up or prevent blood clots, prevent platelets from gathering and sticking to the plaque, stabilize the plaque, and prevent further ischemia,

    These medications must be given as soon as possible (within one to two hours from the start of your heart attack) to decrease the amount of damage. The longer the delay in starting these drugs, the more damage that occurs and the less benefit they can provide.

    Mediations for this purpose may include:

    aspirin
    heparin
    thrombolytic therapy ("clot busters")
    other antiplatelet drugs
    any combination of the above
    Other drugs, given during or after a heart attack lessen your heart's work, improve the functioning of the heart, widen or dilate your blood vessels, decrease your pain, and guard against any life-threatening heart rhythms. Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate medications for you.

    Interventional procedures

    During or shortly after a heart attack, you may go to the cardiac catheterization laboratory to directly evaluate the status of your heart, arteries and the amount of heart damage. In some cases, procedures (such as angioplasty or stents) are used to open up your narrowed or blocked arteries. These procedures may be combined with thrombolytic therapy to open up the narrowed arteries, as well as to break up any clots that are blocking them.

    Coronary artery bypass surgery

    If necessary, bypass surgery may be performed to restore the heart muscle's supply of blood.

  2. i4u_truely Says:

    Allthough it is not a deases but i think it is ones mind adjustment

  3. antoy Says:

    You said them all already, there is nothing much for me to say.

  4. tazzzz80 Says:

    this is what I got from my Friend her mom died from Hart Attack.What to do when one starts heaven the feel of and Attack coming on .

    HEART ATTACK PROCEDURE": (THIS IS NOT A JOKE!)

    Women should know that not every heart

    attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting.
    Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.

    You may never have the first chest pain during

    the course of a heart attack.

    Nausea and intense sweating

    are also common symptoms.

    60% of people who have a heart attack
    while they are asleep do not wake up.

    The pain in the jaw happened to me

    and woke me from a sound sleep.

    I was one of the fortunate ones. Trust
    me when I tell you its pain unlike anything

    you've ever experienced before.
    Given a choice between natural child birth

    and a heart attack, pain-wise,

    it's much easier to have a baby.

    Let's be careful and be aware.

    The more we know, the better chance

    we could survived…

    A cardiologist says if everyone

    who gets this mail sends it to 10

    people, you can be sure that

    we'll save at least one life. Read this…
    It could save your life!!

    Let's say it's 6.15 pm and you're driving home

    (alone of course), after an unusually hard day

    on the job. You're tired, upset and frustrated.

    Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain

    in your chest that starts to radiate out

    into your arm and up into your jaw.

    You are only about five
    miles from the hospital nearest your home.

    Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be
    able to make it that far.

    You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that
    taught the course did not tell you

    how to perform it on yourself.

    "HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK

    WHEN ALONE":

    Since many people are alone

    when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating

    improperly and who begins to
    feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left

    before losing consciousness.
    However, these victims can help themselves

    by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
    A deep breath should be taken before each cough,

    and the cough must be
    deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum

    from deep inside the chest.

    A breath and a cough must be repeated

    about every two seconds

    without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart

    is felt to be beating normally again.
    Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs

    and coughing movements squeeze

    the heart and keep the blood circulating
    The squeezing pressure on the heart

    also helps it regain normal rhythm.
    In this way, heart attack victims

    can get to a hospital. Tell as many
    other people as possible about this.

    It could save their lives!! "