What Happens After The First Myocardial Infarction If blood flow is interrupted for several minutes, muscle cells are permanently damaged and die, so the patient may die or suffer irreversible damage, according to the extent it is affected myocardium. Sometimes a myocardial infarction, also called heart attack starts suddenly andintensely, but most times, the onset is slow, with mild pain and discomfort. Patients do not understand what is happening and wait too long before getting help.
Signs of a heart attack:
- pain in the chest, arms or womb, in the back of the sternum or between the shoulder blades,which can last several minutes or disappear and reappear.
- Feeling of loss of consciousness.
- General weakness, the patient is pale and weak.
- Rapid pulse, low blood pressure.
- Shortness of breath.
- Cold sweat.
The most common symptom of myocardial infarction, both in women and men is chest pain or discomfort. But women often meet some other symptoms, especially difficulty breathing, nausea accompanied by vomiting, and pain in chest and back.
After first myocardial infarction
When a heart attack occurs, the myocardium is no longer fed, and its cells begin to die. Affected portion of the heart muscle depends on the size of …