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Heart Attack (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

heart attack, acute myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis, automated external defibrillator, AED, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, chest pain, coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease, CPR, MI, myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac arrest, sudden cardiac death, electrocardiogram, ECG, understanding your cholesterol level, understanding cholesterol-lowering medications, hardening of the arteries, cholesterol test results, total cholesterol, statins, cholesterol level, cholesterol levels, cholesterol test, cholesterol tests, high cholesterol, blood cholesterol, serum cholesterol, polygenic hypercholesterolemia, hypercholesterolemia, lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, LDL, low-density lipoproteins, high-density lipoprotein, HDL, high-density lipoproteins, good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, triglycerides, lipid profile, lipid test, lipoprotein test, fasting lipid test, fasting lipoprotein profile, fasting lipoprotein analysis, common health tests, saturated fat, CHD, angina, cholesterol management, lifestyle cholesterol management, cholesterol medications, diet, exercise, obesity, weight management, atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, nonatherosclerotic coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes, stress, palpitations, fainting, echocardiogram, chest X-ray

Authors and Editors

Author: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FAAEM

Editors: Daniel Lee Kulick, MD, FACC, FSCAI and Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

REFERENCE: eMedicine.com. Myocardial Infarction.
<http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/759321-overview>


Last Editorial Review: 2/25/2013

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