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What should i do after a myocardial infarction?

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See a doctor: Anyone who has had a heart attack/mi should be under the care of a physician who can evaluate their risks and prescribe the appropriate treatment.

Answered 5/21/2015

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Heart attack: Myocardial infarction mean death ("infarction") of heart muscle (card ~heart and myo~muscle). This happens when the heart muscle is not getting the oxygen it needs over a relatively long period of time. This can happen from a narrowing of a blood vessel which reduces flow or from a suddenly, totally blocked vessel. The heart can't stop working, so that part keeps trying to pump blood until the the

Answered 5/8/2018

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Heart stroke: A heart stroke is also known as a myocardial infarction or heart attack. A blood clot forms in a heart blood vessel. This cuts off flow to a part of the heart and that part dies. This can cause pain, rhythm and pumping disturbances. These things can result in disability or death.

Answered 9/17/2019

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