Heart Attack Treatment

If you suffer a heart attack get to a Hospital quickly!

Heart Attack Treatment options

Every minute counts, so the sooner you can get treatment the better. Heart attack treatment usually includes drugs to help open the blocked artery.

The primary goal of any heart attack treatment is to restore blood flow to the heart muscle and prevent clots from forming.

If you suffer a heart attack and get to an emergency room quickly, a therapy called reperfusion might be done.

The sooner you receive this therapy, the better your recovery will be.

How Does Reperfusion therapy Work

Reperfusion therapy restores blood flow through blocked arteries, typically after a heart attack, and involves:

  • Drugs to dissolve blood clots (thrombolysis)
  • Balloon Angioplasty or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) to widen narrowed arteries with an inflated balloon
  • Coronary Artery Bypass graft surgery (CABG) to improve blood supply to parts of the heart muscle that suffer from decreased blood flow

Cardiac rehabilitation programs are offered in most communities to help people recover from a heart attack and reduce the chances of having another attack.

The deep rest achieved during twenty minutes of Vedic Meditation activates the body’s own healing responses and releases stress.

This release of stress causes our muscles to relax, including the muscular walls of our blood vessels. This allows more blood through the vessels with less resistance to the overall flow. This of cause means lower blood pressure.

Therefore the combination of Vedic Meditation, for twenty minutes twice a day, with a good diet – especially a low-fat, low salt diet – and physical exercise, should see a dramatic change in your health.

Is it Safe to Have Sex After a Heart Attack?

Most heart attack survivors are able to return to their usual sexual activities after recovering from their heart attack. Just as they are able to return to other kinds of physical activity and to work.

Be sure to talk to your health professional about when you should resume sexual activity. It is normal to have fears about having another heart attack during sex. However, this isn’t likely to happen if you have recovered and are following your medical treatment plan.

The sudden lack of blood flow to the heart muscle deprives the heart of needed oxygen and nutrients. If the blockage is not opened quickly, the heart muscle is likely to suffer serious and permanent damage as areas of tissue die.

The medical term for a heart attack is acute myocardial infarction. Acute means sudden, myo refers to muscle, and cardia refers to heart.

The myocardium is the medical name for the heart muscle. Infarct means that (heart) tissue has been destroyed or killed because of the clogging of the blood vessels that supply oxygen to the heart.

In conclusion; if you are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack, call an ambulance immediately. The sooner you receive heart attack treatment the better.

Related pages:

There are many things you can do to prevent heart disease and stay healthy. You probably already know what they are …

Diagnosis by a Health Professional
The longer you wait to get medical treatment, the greater the likelihood that you will have severe, permanent damage to your heart or even die.

How Can I Tell if I am Having a Heart Attack?
A heart attack is a frightening event, and you probably don’t want to think about it. But, if you learn the signs of a heart attack and what steps to take, you can save a life–maybe your own.

In this section

Acute Myocardial Infarction aka Heart Attack
Heart Attacks Are More Dangerous in Winter
Heart Attack Prevention
Symptoms of a Heart Attack
Heart Attack Treatment – You are here
Diagnosis of a Heart Attack

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