How to diagnose and treat myocardial infarction?
In order to diagnose a myocardial infarction, your doctor may let you have following tests:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG).
- Blood tests.
- Chest X-ray.
- Coronary catheterization (angiogram).
- Exercise stress test.
- Cardiac CT or MRI.
The treatment of myocardial infarction includes medications and surgeries. The following are some common medications:
- Antiplatelet agents.
- Other blood-thinning medications.
- Pain relievers.
- Beta blockers.
- ACE inhibitors.
Surgical and other procedures may include:
- Coronary angioplasty and stenting.
- Coronary artery bypass surgery.
- A cardiac rehabilitation program may be recommended to the patient by the doctor.