IM agudo

Los ataques cardíacos o infartos agudos al miocardio (IM) se presentan cuando una de las arterias que suplen al músculo del corazón se bloquea. El bloqueo puede ocurrir debido a espasmos de la arteria o por aterosclerosis, con la formación de coágulos agudos. Dicho bloqueo ocasiona daño al tejido y la pérdida permanente de la habilidad de contraerse de esa porción del músculo cardíaco.IM agudo

Revision

Last reviewed 6/22/2012 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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