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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 9-1-1 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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Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
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1 Unknown  Bioequivalence Of A Test Alprazolam Sublingual Formulation Compared To A Commercial Sublingual Formulation
Condition: Healthy
Interventions: Drug: alprazolam sublingual tablet commercial;   Drug: alprazolam sublingual tablet test
Outcome Measures: Alprazolam bioavailability assessed as area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) and maximum concentration (Cmax);   Alprazolam time of maximum concentration (Tmax) and half life;   Adverse events, clinical laboratory tests, vital signs
2 Recruiting Imaging the Effects of Zolpidem and Alprazolam in Healthy Volunteers at 3T
Condition: Psychotropic Drugs Effects
Interventions: Drug: Zolpidem;   Drug: Alprazolam;   Drug: Caffeine;   Other: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Change in blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) signal as measured with fMRI;   Change in subjective drug effects as measured by self-report questionnaires
3 Unknown  Drug Treatment Validation of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Condition: Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Interventions: Drug: Alprazolam (Xanax);   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: To evaluate the effect of an anxiolytic drug versus placebo on brain activity at rest and during emotional stimuli using fMRI.;   To evaluate the effects of an anxiolytic drug versus placebo on eye blink startle response at rest and during emotional stimuli (anxiety potentiated startle, APS) as well as on clinical scales.;   To correlate the fMRI measurements with the clinical/behavioral measurements of efficacy.
4 Unknown  Effects of Buspar on Depressive Symptom Improvement and Neuroprotection in Patients With Anxiety Disorder
Condition: Anxiety Disorder
Interventions: Drug: buspirone+alprazolam;   Drug: alprazolam;   Other: healthy controls
Outcome Measures: change from baseline in depressive symptom scores at 8 weeks;   change from baseline in depressive symptom scores at 4 weeks;   change from baseline in depressive symptom scores at 1 week;   change from baseline in anxiety symptom scores at 8 weeks;   change from baseline in anxiety symptom scores at 4 weeks;   change from baseline in anxiety symptom scores at 1 week;   changes from baseline in brain structure, function, and biochemical metabolism, analyzed using the computational approach;   number of participants with adverse events
5 Recruiting Gabapentin Treatment of Benzodiazepine Dependence
Condition: Benzodiazepine Dependence
Interventions: Drug: gabapentin;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: Abstinence from Benzodiazepine use
6 Recruiting Effects of a CRF1 Receptor Antagonist on Human Startle in Normal Female Volunteers
Condition: Anxiety Disorders
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7 Recruiting Influence of Anesthesia Technique on Postoperative Evolution After Urogenital Surgical Interventions
Conditions: Anesthesia; Reaction;   Adverse Effect of Other General Anesthetics;   Adverse Anesthesia Outcome;   Acute Kidney Injury
Interventions: Procedure: epidural catheter insertion;   Procedure: robot assisted laparoscopic urogenital surgery
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