Myocardial Infarction And Cardiac Arrest Essay

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Angina, Myocardial Infarction, and Cardiac Arrest
Comparison and Contrast
Hannah Bunce
Fayetteville Technical Community College

Angina, Myocardial Infarction, and Cardiac Arrest
Comparison and Contrast Three of the most commonly occurring cardiac related events: angina, myocardial infarction, and cardiac arrest, are commonly confused. However, there is a huge difference between each of them. It is crucial to be informed of each of these cardiovascular emergencies and to be able to differentiate between them. As a medical professional it is also very important to know the appropriate care for each these cardiac related emergencies. Throughout the course of this research paper, angina, myocardial infarction, and cardiac arrest will be discussed by providing definitions, signs and symptoms that lead to suspicion and diagnosis, as well as treatment.
What is Angina, Myocardial Infarction, and Cardiac Arrest? Angina, also referred to as angina pectoris, according to Pollack (2012) is chest
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Angina and Myocardial Infarction both occur due to low amounts of oxygenated blood in the tissues of the heart however in a myocardial infarction the tissue doesn’t just suffer for a short amount of time and then recovers like it would with angina, it actually dies. Mistovich & Karren (2013) state that tissue death usually occurs within the 20 to 30 minute window of oxygen starvation. Myocardial Infarction can be caused by coronary artery disease, like angina, and it too causes chest pain (Pollack, 2012). According to Daniel Limmer and Michael F. O’keefe (2008), on minimal occasions, the heart attack can be caused by an aneurysm which is when the heart’s coronary artery actually

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