A Case of Successful Emergency Treatment

Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Case of Successful Emergency Treatment

The third ambulance brigade transported a 30-year-old man to Hospital No. 2.

The patient complained of acute chest pain that suddenly occurred under stress. The pain radiated to the left shoulder blade and arm and was accompanied by pronounced shortness of breath, weakness, and cold sweats.

He had never experienced such symptoms before. When the patient realized he wasn’t feeling better, he called for an ambulance. He arrived at the hospital 2.5 hours after the onset of symptoms.

During the examination, the man sat in a semi-bent position. His skin was pale, covered in cold clammy sweat. He had free movement in his arms and legs. He was oriented in time and space and was responsive.

Acute myocardial infarction with ST segment elevation in the lateral wall (segment on the electrocardiogram reflecting closure of a heart artery and impaired blood supply to the heart muscle).

The patient underwent thrombus revascularization, meaning a metal wire was passed through the thrombus, and the affected artery segment was stented (a special metal tube was inserted). Blood flow through the artery was restored.

Circumflex artery of the heart, which was blocked by a thrombus

This clinical case highlights the importance of monitoring one’s health to prevent serious heart problems. To do this, it is important to follow some recommendations:

  1. Maintain a proper work, rest, and diet schedule.
  2. Avoid harmful habits, especially for people with a history of heart disease.
  3. Undergo periodic medical examinations.
  4. Seek medical help immediately when experiencing chest pain.
  5. Avoid self-medication.
  6. Follow all doctor’s recommendations.

These simple rules can help prevent or reduce the risks of acute myocardial infarction, which in severe cases can lead to disability or even death.