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ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION Symptoms and Causes

Each year almost 800,000 Americans have a heart attack. A heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart suddenly becomes blocked. Without the blood coming in, the heart can't get oxygen. If not treated quickly, the heart muscle begins to die. But if you do get quick treatment, you may be able to prevent or limit damage to the heart muscle. That's why it's important to know the symptoms of a heart attack and call 911 if you or someone else is having them. You should call, even if you are not sure that it is a heart attack.

The most common symptoms in men and women are

  • Chest discomfort. It is often in center or left side of the chest. It usually lasts more than a few minutes. It may go away and come back. It can feel like pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain. It also can feel like heartburn or indigestion.
  • Shortness of breath. Sometimes this is your only symptom. You may get it before or during the chest discomfort. It can happen when you are resting or doing a little bit of physical activity.
  • Discomfort in the upper body. You may feel pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, shoulders, neck, jaw, or upper part of the stomach.

You may also have other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and lightheadedness. You may break out in a cold sweat. Sometimes women will have different symptoms then men. For example, they are more likely to feel tired for no reason.

The most common cause of heart attacks is coronary artery disease (CAD). With CAD, there is a buildup of cholesterol and other material, called plaque, on their inner walls or the arteries. This is atherosclerosis. It can build up for years. Eventually an area of plaque can rupture (break open). A blood clot can form around the plaque and block the artery.

A less common cause of heart attack is a severe spasm (tightening) of a coronary artery. The spasm cuts off blood flow through the artery.

At the hospital, health care providers make a diagnosis based on your symptoms, blood tests, and different heart health tests. Treatments may include medicines and medical procedures such as coronary angioplasty. After a heart attack, cardiac rehabilitation and lifestyle changes can help you recover.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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1 Recruiting PVI Using Cryoablation Alone in Paroxysmal AtF Patients Converted From Persistent AF With Dofetilide
Condition: Persistent AF Converted to Paroxysmal AF or Sinus Rhythm
Intervention: Procedure: Ablation
Outcome Measure: Freedom from atrial fibrillation/flutter
2 Recruiting Catheter Ablation for Recently Diagnosed Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
Interventions: Drug: Antiarrhythmic drug;   Procedure: Catheter ablation
Outcome Measures: Percentage of AF burden;   All-death death
3 Recruiting Comparison of Reverse Remodeling and PVI Versus CFAE and/or Linear Lesions and PVI for Persistent AF
Condition: Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
Intervention: Procedure: Ablation
Outcome Measure: Freedom of atrial fibrillation/flutter
4 Recruiting Catheter Ablation vs Anti-arrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation Trial
Conditions: Atrial Fibrillation;   Arrhythmia
Interventions: Device: Left atrial ablation;   Drug: Rate or Rhythm Control Therapy
Outcome Measures: LA catheter ablation is superior to rate or rhythm control drug therapy for decreasing the incidence of the composite endpoint of total mortality, disabling stroke, serious bleeding, or cardiac arrest in patients warranting therapy for AF.;   LA catheter ablation is superior to rate or rhythm control drug therapy for reducing total mortality;   Total mortality or cardiovascular hospitalization;   Cardiovascular death;   Cardiovascular death or disabling stroke;   Arrhythmic death or cardiac arrest;   Heart failure death;   Freedom from recurrent AF;   Cardiovascular hospitalization;   Medical costs, resource utilization, and cost effectiveness;   Quality of Life;   Composite adverse events;   Left atrial size, morphology and function and its relationship to morbidity and mortality