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Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction

It is typical to develop complications of acute myocardial infarction: disturbances are classified as ischemic, mechanical, arrhythmic, embolic, or inflammatory. It is not unusual to develop complications of acute myocardial infarction. Myocardial infarction is the irreversible necrosis of the heart muscle due to prolonged ischemia. It simply means that a part of the heart muscle […]

Chain of Survival

The Chain of Survival is about a series of critical interventions, coordinated roles and responsibilities that can help improve chances of survival and recovery The Chain of Survival is a metaphor for the elements of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) systems concept. It is a series of critical interventions, coordinated roles and responsibilities. A strong […]

Cardiogenic Shock

Cardiogenic shock is a medical emergency that occurs when the heart undergoes through much damage leaving it unable to efficiently pump and supply blood to body. Cardiogenic shock is a medical emergency that occurs when the heart itself undergoes significant damage. This causes the heart to be unable to efficiently pump resulting to inadequate supply […]

Bradycardia: Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms and Treatment

Bradycardia means that the heart is beating less than 60 times a minute or slower than normal, which can be caused by a problem with heart’s electrical system. Bradycardia means that the heart is beating is slower than normal. In healthy individuals, normal heart rate is  60 to 100 beats per minute while resting, thus when […]

Birth Control Pills Overdose

Birth control pill overdose occurs when an individual takes more than the recommended dosage of birth control pills designed to prevent pregnancy. Birth control pills occurs when an individual takes more than the recommended dosage of birth control pills. These birth control pills, also called oral contraceptives, are typically prescription medications designed to prevent pregnancy. […]

Beta Blockers Overdose

Beta blockers overdose occurs when an individual ingests more than the recommended dosage of beta blockers, medications used to treat high blood pressure. Beta blockers overdose occurs when an individual ingests more than the recommended dosage of beta blockers. Beta blockers are prescription medications used to treat high blood pressure. Apart from high blood pressure, beta […]