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what type of mi is the worse of the two, stemi or nstemi? is an mi from 100% occlusion always a stemi?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
STEMI is worse: Regarding 100% occlusion, it would depend on the size and location of the blood vessel. 100% occlusion of a larger coronary artery is likely to produce a STEMI. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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