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Written by ncp nursing care plan on March 23rd, 2012
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION I. Pathophysiology a. Marked reduction or loss of blood flow through one or more of the coronary arteries, resulting in cardiac muscle ischemia, and over a finite period, resulting in necrosis b. Occurs most often due to coronary artery disease (CAD) c. Cellular ischemia and necrosis can affect the heart’s rhythm, pumping action, and blood ...
Written by ncp nursing care plan on May 11th, 2011
Myocardial Infarction A myocardial infarction (MI) is an acute coronary syndrome resulting from prolonged ischemia of the heart muscle and occurs when blood flow to an area of the myocardium is insufficient to meet the myocardial oxygen requirements. Sustained ischemia causes tissue necrosis and irreversible cellular damage, which results in disturbances ...

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