Myocardial infarction (MI), acute myocardial infarction (AMI) also known as a heart attack occurs as a result of a blood flow stoppage to one part of the heart. The blood flow slowing or stoppage causes damage to the heart muscle which may become permanent. Myocardial infarction typically occurs because of coronary artery disease brought on by high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, smoking, or excessive alcohol consumption. Coronary artery spasms also trigger MI’s during emotional stress, extremely cold weather, and other unusual factors including illegal drug use.
Acute myocardial infarction often occurs because of a disruption to the plaque in the coronary artery which leads to blood clotting. Atherosclerosis is a buildup of cholesterol and other substances that create plaque in the wall of the arteries. Plaque may become so unstable that a blood clot blocks the artery in just a few minutes, without much warning to the patient. The blockage and subsequent cell death typically kills over 1 billion cardiac cells during a heart attack.
Risk Factors for MI:
Common Symptoms of Myocardial Infarction:
Symptoms typically come on gradually and rarely are instantaneous.
Feeling of squeezing or tightening in the chest.
Radiating pain in left arm, shoulder blades, jaw, neck and right arm.
Nausea and vomiting.
It is important to note that 25% of all myocardial infarction’s occur without chest pain. It’s also of special note that MI’s respond to treatment by aspirin. Additionally, women suffering from MI often report three symptoms to every one symptom reported by men.
Alternative Treatment for Myocardial Infarction :
At Sunridge Medical, our highly-trained physicians are experts in providing an integrated approach to the treatment of myocardial infarction, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and heart disease. We offer complimentary alternative treatment for arteriosclerosis as well. Our treatment plans are individually designed for each patient and involve both traditional and alternative medicines.
The physicians at Sunridge Medical have found that symptoms frequently can be improved and even reversed because of our natural treatments. We take a holistic approach to patient care and strive not only treat the disease, but also alleviate symptoms, increase the quality of life and, most importantly, address the underlying cause of disease.
For answers to your questions or to make an appointment, call us toll-free at 855-747-6832 to speak with our Patient Care Team. Let us help you get your life back.