logging in or signing up Heart Attacks- Anatomy llwojo Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Uploaded from authorPOINT lite Insert YouTube videos in PowerPont slides with aS Desktop Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Copy Does not support media & animations WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 61 Category: Entertainment License: All Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: December 13, 2011 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript Heart Attacks: Heart Attacks By: Raymond WojoWhat is a Heart Attack?: What is a Heart Attack? If the heart muscle does not have enough blood (and consequently oxygen) it dies and a heart attack occurs. Another name for a heart attack is myocardial infarction, cardiac infarction or coronary thrombosis. A heart attack usually happens when a blood clot develops in one of the blood vessels that lead to the heart muscle (coronary arteries). The clot, if it is big enough, can stop the supply of blood to the heart. Blood supply to the heart can also stop functioning if the artery suddenly narrows.A diseased individual…: A diseased individual… Molecular : Cholesterol accumulates in the walls of arteries leading to atherosclerosis, also known as narrowing of arteries, which causes blockages and reduces blood flow to the heart. Cellular : Red blood cells can build up, and block the flow of blood going to the heart. Tissue : The human body has connective tissue throughout its’ whole stature, and when a heart occurs, it affects the blood vessels and arteries that are in the tissue. Organ : The heart is like any other muscle in the body. When there isn't enough oxygen flow to a muscle, its function begins to suffer. Block the oxygen supply completely, and the muscle starts to die. System : Coronary arteries are affected from the blocking of the blood supply to the heart muscle.Who is Impacted?: Who is Impacted? Every year in the United States, 1.5 million individuals experience a heart attack. The risk for men increases past the age of 45 and for women after menopause, past the age of 55. It is also common among all ethnic backgrounds.Symptoms: Symptoms Chest discomfort, mild pain Crushing chest pain Coughing Dizziness Dyspnea (shortness of breath) A feeling of terror that your life is coming to an endFirst Signs: First Signs A person who is close to or is having a heart will usually feel the pain in his/her chest. The pain then spreads to the neck, jaw, ears, wrists, and arms. Some patients will also feel pain in the shoulders and the abdomen.Treatments (The patient’s survival is based largely on how quickly they can be taken to the hospital) : Treatments (The patient’s survival is based largely on how quickly they can be taken to the hospital) The patient’s survival is based largely on how quickly they can be taken to the hospital. If the patient is not breathing, CPR should be done immediately. 30 chest compressions to the heart followed by two mouth-to-mouth resuscitation breaths. Defibrillator- A CPS medical device that sends electric shocks across the patient’s chest. 300 mg of Aspirin- helps stop the clot in the artery from growing.Preventions: Preventions Don’t smoke Eat a balanced, healthy diet Exercise 2-4 times a week Keep alcohol intake down Keep blood cholesterol at optimum levels Expose yourself to less stressPowerPoint Presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8P3n6GKBSYWorks Cited: Works Cited http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/151444.php You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.