How Does A Heart Attack Effect The Body?

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Treatment options for heart attack, and acute coronary syndrome, include:

  • Oxygen therapy
  • Relieving pain and discomfort using nitroglycerin or morphine
  • Controlling any arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms)
  • Blocking further clotting (if possible), using aspirin or clopidogrel (Plavix), as well as possibly anticoagulant drugs such as heparin
  • Opening up the artery that is blocked as soon as possible, by performing angioplasty or using medicines that open up the clot
  • Giving the patient beta...
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