Understanding the Heart Attack (MI)

Create a book that shows how a Myocardial Infarction (MI) happens. Include all possible signs and symptoms, an explanation of why the signs and symptoms are present (What causes them), and the appropriate treatment/therapy performed by an EMT.  Include why it is necessary to treat an MI immediately. Include an illustration showing blockage and damage. To receive full points include an illustration of an EKG and what to look for in the EKG to determine the presence of an MI.

 

Required Academic Terms that should be found in your booklet: 

Myocardial Infarction (MI)

Coronary Arteries

Myocardium

Ischemia

Angina

Heart Failure/Cardiogenic Shock

Coronary Artery Disease (atherosclerosis)

Plaque

Necrosis

Coronary Circulation

Occlusion or Occluded

ST Segment Elevation

Arrhythmia

Useful Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kLlhlsesRQ