A heart attack is an acute emergency that requires immediate action. If action is not taken quickly enough, any help will come too late. The best protection for your health is therefore medical prevention, such as the treatment and early detection of individual risk factors. These are long-term and effective measures in which our experienced doctors are at your side at all locations.
A heart attack is a specific form of arteriosclerosis that affects your heart. In this clinical picture, your heart muscle is no longer supplied with sufficient blood due to a blocked or occluded vessel. The result: individual cells and thus tissue die and the organ fails.
A heart attack is diagnosed on the basis of three factors that are present at the same time. These are:
Good to know: Troponin is a protein that is found in the heart muscle. When heart muscle cells die, they enter your bloodstream and can be measured in the laboratory.
The beginning of every heart attack is arteriosclerosis, which is a pathological plaque build-up in your vessels. This deposit is carried on by your bloodstream and eventually enters the coronary arteries, which supply your heart muscle and now narrow.
As a result, an inflammatory reaction occurs in the small vessels in the form of a build-up of blood platelets. This, however, causes the coronary vessels to narrow even further.
The result: the vessels are eventually completely blocked and can no longer supply the heart muscle with blood. Heart muscle cells die irreversibly and scars form.
You can recognise a heart attack by the following typical symptoms:
Atypical symptoms include:
A heart attack usually occurs suddenly (for example at night or at work) and requires a combination of two factors for successful treatment. These are: a quick diagnosis and immediate therapy. If the worst comes to the worst, our experienced doctors at Avi Medical will help you as a patient with one of these two therapies as a first step:
And since comprehensive aftercare is essential for a full recovery, we at Avi Medical are of course also at your side in this area in our practices. This includes: