The diagnosis and treatment of Myocardial Infarction for Healthcare Professionals.

The cardiology team at the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, part of the Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust outline the techniques employed in the successful diagnosis and treatment of a myocardial infarction (heart attack). The production is targeted to help healthcare professionals have the confidence in diagnosing and treating and transferring patients suffering a myocardial infarction to a heart attack centre. The video contains information on the following areas of treatment and diagnosis:

1. The symptoms associated with myocardial infarction
2. Diagnosis using a twelve lead ECG
3. Contraindications to a direct heart centre transfer
4. Making a call requesting direct transfer of a suspected MI
5. Administering urgent medications
6. Definitive treatment of MI — primary angioplasty procedure
7. Key points summary

The production demonstrates the successful implementation of this treatment pathway from pre hospital / emergency room treatments through to heart attack centre transfer and the primary angioplasty procedure. This is an amazing insight into the NHS and the fantastic care that can now be provided by world-class health care providers.

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You can also find some excellent information on all aspects of heart attacks and coronary heart disease at the following websites
NHS Choices website…
British Heart Foundation
National Heart Forum
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The filming and production of this video has been supported with an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd. Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd has had no involvement or input in the content.

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