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Acute Myocardial Infarction Case Study

Myocardial infarction (heart attack) is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that one in every five deaths in the US is due to a heart attack. Approximately one million patients are admitted to hospitals each year due to heart attacks. 200,000 to 300,000 individuals die from heart attacks before ever receiving medical care. In Case #2 we’ll join 48-year-old Jason Dixon as he experiences a life-threatening heart attack.

Module 7: Acute Myocardial Infarction

48 year old Jason Dixon had not been feeling well all day and around 10:00 p.m he went to bed...

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Before we progress further into this relatively complex case, please review module 6 in the...

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Case continued: Enroute to the ER, the patient's acute symptoms had been relieved...

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This is a critical decision point for the cardiologist. There are several algorithms...

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Summary of the Case

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Answers to Case Questions

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Health Professionals Introduced in Case

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Optional Links to Explore Further

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