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ACUTE MI ppt Myocardial Infarction miocardial infarction

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									Myocardial Infarction

Khaled Dajani, MD, MBA
 Division of Cardiology

Myocardial Infarction if the rapid
development of myocardial necrosis by a
critical imbalance between oxygen supply
and demand to the myocardium
Acute coronary syndromes include
   ST-elevation MI (STEMI)
   Non ST-elevation MI ( NSTEMI)
   Unstable Angina
Cardiac markers in circulation indicates
myocardial infarction and help categorize
MI and is a useful adjunct to diagnosis
Anatomic or morphologic
Transmural= Full thickness
Non-transmural= Partial thickness
 Q wave MI
 Non Q wave MI
 Does not distinguish transmural from a non-
transmural MI as determined by pathology
In the US, 1.3 million cases of nonfatal MI
were reported in 2006
Incidence of 600 per 100,000 people
Increase in the proportion of NSTEMI
compared to STEMI
Approximately 500,000 to 700,000 deaths
are caused by heart disease annually in
the United States

The history is critical in making the
diagnosis of MI and sometimes provide
only the only clues that lead to the
diagnosis in the initial phase of
Chest Pain- anterior precordium tightness
Pain may radiate to jaw, neck and
Dyspnea- angina equivalent, poor LV
Nausea/abdominal pain with posterior MI
Nausea with and without vomiting
Diaphoresis or sweating
Syncope or near syncope
Elderly present with MS changes, fatigue,
syncope or weakness
As many as half of MI are clinically silent
The physical exam can often be
Acute valvular dysfunction may be present
Neck vein distention

Third heart sound may be present
A fourth heart sound poor LV compliance
Low grade fever
Most frequent cause is rupture of an
atherosclerotic lesion within coronary wall
with subsequent spasm and thrombus
Coronary artery vasospasm
Ventricular hypertrophy
Coronary artery emboli
Coronary anomalies
Aortic dissection
Pediatrics Kawasaki disease, Takayasu
Increased afterload which increases
myocardial demand
Risk factors for atherosclerosis
Male gender
Hypercholesterolemia and triglyceridemia
Diabetes Mellitus
Poorly controlled hypertension
Type A personality
Risk factors for atherosclerosis
Family History
Sedentary lifestyle
Acute coronary syndrome
Aortic stenosis
Cholecystitis and biliary colic
Aortic Dissection
Pulmonary embolism
Mechanisms of Myocardial damage
The severity of an MI is dependent of three
 The level of the occlusion in the coronary
 The length of time of the occlusion
 The presence or absence of collateral
      Cardiac Biomarkers
Cardiac biomarkers are protein molecules
released into the blood stream from
damaged heart muscle
Since ECG can be inconclusive ,
biomarkers are frequently used to evaluate
for myocardial injury
These biomarkers have a characteristic
rise and fall pattern
        Troponin T and I
These isoforms are very specific for
cardiac injury
Preferred markers for detecting myocardial
cell injury
Rise 2-6 hours after injury
Peak in 12-16 hours
Stay elevated for 5-14 days
 Creatinine Kinase ( CK-MB)
Creatinine Kinase is found in heart muscle
(MB), skeletal muscle (MM), and brain
Increased in over 90% of myocardial
However, it can be increased in muscle
trauma, physical exertion, post-op,
convulsions, and other conditions
     Creatine Kinase (MB)
Time sequence after myocardial infarction
Begins to rise 4-6 hours
Peaks 24 hours
returns to normal in 2 days
MB2 released from heart muscle and
converted to MB1.
A level of MB2 > or = 1 and a ratio of
MB2/MB1 > 1.5 indicates myocardial injury
Damage to skeletal or cardiac muscle
release myoglobin into circulation
Time sequence after infarction
 Rises fast 2hours
 Peaks at 6-8 hours
 Returns to normal in 20-36 hours
Have false positives with skeletal muscle
injury and renal failure
     Renal Failure and Renal
Diagnostic accuracy of serum markers of
cardiac injury are altered in patients with
renal failure
Cardiac troponins decreased diagnostic
sensitivity and specificity in patients
receiving renal replacement therapy
Current data show levels of troponin I are
unaltered while levels of troponin T may
be elevated

CBC is indicated if anemia is suspected as

Leukocytosis may be observed within
several hours after myocardial injury and
returns returns to levels within the
reference range within one week
        Chemistry Profile

Potassium and magnesium levels should
be monitored and corrected

Creatinine levels must be considered
before using contrast dye for coronary
angiography and percutanous
   C-reactive Protein (CRP)

C- reactive protein is a marker of acute

Patients without evidence of myocardial
necrosis but with elevated CRP are at
increased risk of an event
            Chest X-Ray

Chest radiography may provide clues to
an alternative diagnosis ( aortic dissection
or pneumothorax)

Chest radiography also reveals
complications of myocardial infarction
such as heart failure
Use 2-dimentional and M mode
echocardiography when evaluating overall
ventricular function and wall motion
 Echocardiography can also identify
complications of MI ( eg. Valvular or
pericardial effusion, VSD)
A normal ECG does not exclude ACS
High probability include ST segment
elevation in two contiguous leads or
presence of q waves
Intermediate probability ST depression
T wave inversions are less specific
        Localization of MI
ST elevation only
Inferior wall- II, III, aVF
Lateral wall_ I, aVL, V4-V6
Anteroseptal- V1-V3
Anterolateral- V1-V6
Right ventricular- RV4, RV5
Posterior- R/S ratio >1 in V1 and T wave

The goals of therapy in AMI
are the expedient restoration
of normal coronary flow and
the maximum salvage of
functional myocardium
       Antiplatelet Agents
Aspirin at lease 160mg immediately
Interferes with function of cyclooxygenase
and inhibits the formation of thromboxane
ASA alone has one of the greatest impact
on the reduction of MI mortality.
Clopidogrel, ticlopidine, have not been
shown in any large scal trail to be superior
to Aspirin in acute MI
     Supplemental Oxygen
Because MI impairs the circulatory
function of the heart, oxygen extraction by
the heart and other tissues may be
Supplemental oxygen should be
administered to patient with symptoms and
or signs of pulmonary edema or pulse
oximetry readings less than 90%.
IV nitrates to all patients with MI and
congestive heart failure, persistent
ischemia, hypertension, or large anterior
wall MI
Primary benefit vasodilator effect
Metabolized to nitric oxide in the vascular
endothelium, relaxes endothelium
Vasodilatation reduces myocardial oxygen
demand and preload and afterload
Recommended within 12 hours of MI
symptoms and continued indefinitely
Reduces Myocardial mortality by
decreasing arrythmogenic death
Decrease the rate and force of myocardial
contraction and decreases overall oxygen
    Unfractionated heparin
Forms a chemical complex with
antithrombin III inactivates both free
thrombin and factor Xa
Recommended in patients with MI who
undergo PTCA or fibrinolytic therapy with
Low-molecular weight heparin
Direct activity against factors Xa and IIa
Proven to be effective in treating ACS that
are characterized by unstable angina or
non ST- elevation MI
Their fixed doses are easy to administer
and laboratory testing to measure their
therapeutic effect is not necessary makes
them attractive alternative of un-
fractionated heparin
Indicated with MI and ST segment
elevation greater than 0.1mV in 2
contiguous ECG leads, or new onset
LBBB, who present less than 12 hours but
not more than 24 hours after symptom
The most critical variable in achieving
successful fibrinolysis is time form
symptom onset to drug administration
As a class the plasminogen activators have
been shown to restore coronary blood flow in
50-80% of patients
Contraindication active intracranial bleeding,
CVA 2months, CNS neoplasm, HTN,
Retaplase slightly higher angiographic patency
but did not translate into survival benefit
Intracranial bleed risk major drawback
Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Antagonists
 Potent inhibitors of platelet aggregation
 Use during PCI and in patients with high
 risk features ACS have been shown to
 reduce the composite end points of death,
 reinfraction and the need for target lesion
Percutanous Coronary Intervention
 Alternative if performed by skilled operator
 in an experienced center
 Standard is a “ door to balloon” time of 90
 PCI can successfully restore coronary
 blood flow in 90 to 95% of MI patients
 PCI definitive survival advantage over
 fibrinolytics for MI patients who are in
 cardiogenic shock
  Surgical Revascularization
Emergent or surgical revascularization in
setting of failed PTCA in patients with
hemodynamic instability and coronary
anatomy amendable to surgical grafting
Also indicated of mechanical
complications of MI including VSD, free
wall rupture, or acute MR
Carries a higher risk of perioperative
mortality than elective CABG
       Lipid Management
All post MI patients should be on AMA
step II diet ( < 7% of calories from
saturated fats)
Post MI patients with LDL > 100 mg/dl are
recommended to be on drug therapy to try
to lower levels to <100 mg/dl
Recent data indicate that all MI patients
should be on statin therapy, regardless of
lipid levels or diet
    Long term Medications
Most oral medications instituted in the
hospital at the time of MI are continued
long term
Aspirin, beta blockers and statin are
continued indefinitely
ACEI indefinitely in patients with CHF,
ejection fraction <.40, hypertension, or
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