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How Avi Medical can help you with a heart attack

A Heart attack is an acute emergency , which requires immediate action. If you don't act quickly enough, any help will come too late. The best protection for your health is therefore medical prevention such as the treatment and early detection of individual risk factors. These are long-term and effective measures in which our experienced doctors at all locations are at your side.

What is a heart attack?

The heart attack is a specific form of arteriosclerosis that your heart concerns. In this condition, your heart muscle is no longer adequately supplied with blood due to a blocked or blocked vessel. The result: Individual cells and thus tissue die and the organ fails.

When does it become arteriosclerosis?

A heart attack is diagnosed using three factors present at the same time diagnosed. These are:

  • a lack of supply to the heart muscle
  • damage to the tissue
  • the pathological increase in your troponin level that has been proven in your blood through laboratory tests

Good to know: Troponin is a protein that occurs in the heart muscle. If heart muscle cells die, they enter your bloodstream and can be measured in the laboratory.

What triggers a heart attack?

The beginning of every heart attack is one Arteriosclerosis, i.e. a pathological plaque deposit in your vessels. This deposit is carried through your bloodstream and eventually reaches the coronary arteries that supply your heart muscle and now narrow.

As a result, an inflammatory reaction occurs in the small vessels in the form of an accumulation of blood platelets. However, this narrows the coronary arteries even further.

The result: The vessels are finally completely closed and can no longer supply the heart muscle with blood. Heart muscle cells die irreversibly and scars form.

What are possible causes of a heart attack?

You can recognize a heart attack using the following typical symptoms :

  • reduced physical endurance
  • sudden chest pain (the "stone" on the chest or a feeling of tightness)< /li>
  • Pain radiates to the left shoulder and arm or neck and lower jaw
  • Sweating/cold sweat
  • Nausea
  • Fear of death
  • strong and rapid heart palpitations

To the atypical symptoms include:

  • reduced physical resilience
  • Especially in women and older people: radiation of pain in the right side of the body and the back
  • Fatigue
  • Especially in diabetics: shortness of breath as the only symptom

Treatment of a heart attack at Avi Medical

A heart attack usually occurs suddenly(for example at night or at work) and requires a combination of two factors for successful treatment. These are: rapid diagnosis and immediate therapy. If the worst comes to the worst, our experienced doctors at Avi Medical will help you as a patient in the first step with one of these two therapies:

  • If you get to the hospital quickly: implantation of a stent. This wire mesh opens the closed vessels
  • If a long time has passed since the infarction: Dissolve the blood clot with medication (e.g. with heparin)

And Since comprehensive aftercare is essential for a complete recovery, we at Avi Medical are of course available to assist you in this area in our practices. This includes:

  • the consistent (medicinal) adjustment of your blood coagulation. How to avoid re-deposition of platelets in coronary arteries or stents
  • Help in adjusting blood pressure and blood lipid levels and a medical guide to avoid cardiac arrhythmias
  • regular physical examinations such as laboratory and equipment (EKG, sonography) checks  
  • advice on your fitness to drive