Myocardial Infarction (MI) / Unstable Angina Quiz

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Dr. Guzon graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine with a BLA and MD. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at St. Louis University before a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has since working as an invasive cardiologist with a particular interest in preventative medicine and cardiometabolic disease. Over the past several years, Dr. Guzon has served on the speaker bureaus of AstraZeneca, Lilly, Boehringer-Ingelheim, and Aralez.

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Tatsuya Shiraishi, MD (Cardiology)

Dr. Shiraishi graduated from the Kyoto University School of Medicine. He worked as a cardiologist at Edogawa Hospital, and after joining Ubie, he became the Director of East Nihonbashi Internal Medicine Clinic.

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What is Myocardial Infarction (MI) / Unstable Angina?

These are often grouped together under the term "Acute Coronary Syndrome" (ACS) and are potentially life-threatening. This occurs when a blood vessel supplying the heart is blocked, usually by a blood clot. Risk factors include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, a sedentary lifestyle, diabetes, and a family history of cardiovascular diseases (e.g., stroke, heart disease).

Typical Symptoms of Myocardial Infarction (MI) / Unstable Angina

  • Stomach pain or tummy ache in a specific place

  • Difficulty breathing when lying down, which improves when sitting up

  • Hands and feet turned pale and blue

  • Left-sided chest pain

  • Similar chest pain to the previous heart attack

  • Kidney failure on dialysis

  • Losing consciousness during a physical activity

  • Hands and feet are cold

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Myocardial Infarction (MI) / Unstable Angina

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Is your stomach pain localized to one specific area?

  • Do you have trouble breathing when lying down that gets better when you sit up?

  • Is your skin colored either purple or blue?

  • Do you have pain on the left side of your chest?

  • Is your chest pain similar to your previous heart attack?

Treatmentof Myocardial Infarction (MI) / Unstable Angina

This is a medical emergency and requires prompt medical attention in the hospital. Treatment aims to restore blood supply to the heart with medication to reduce blood clot size, prevent clot formation, and reduce the workload of the heart. Surgery or procedures are performed to open up the blocked artery supplying the heart or reroute blood around the blocked area.

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References

  • Munger TM, Oh JK. Unstable angina. Mayo Clin Proc. 1990 Mar;65(3):384-406. doi: 10.1016/s0025-6196(12)62539-7. PMID: 2179645.

    https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)62539-7/fulltext

  • Braunwald E, Morrow DA. Unstable angina: is it time for a requiem? Circulation. 2013 Jun 18;127(24):2452-7. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.001258. PMID: 23775194.

    https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.001258

  • Wehrmacher WH, Bellows R. Unstable angina. Compr Ther. 2004 Spring;30(1):6-9. doi: 10.1007/s12019-004-0018-y. PMID: 15162586.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12019-004-0018-y

  • Wallace WA, Richeson JF, Yu PN. Unstable angina pectoris. Clin Cardiol. 1990 Oct;13(10):679-86. doi: 10.1002/clc.4960131002. PMID: 2257708.

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Osler Jay Justo Guzon, MD

Osler Jay Justo Guzon, MD (Cardiology)

Dr. Guzon graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine with a BLA and MD. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at St. Louis University before a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has since working as an invasive cardiologist with a particular interest in preventative medicine and cardiometabolic disease. Over the past several years, Dr. Guzon has served on the speaker bureaus of AstraZeneca, Lilly, Boehringer-Ingelheim, and Aralez.

Tatsuya Shiraishi, MD

Tatsuya Shiraishi, MD (Cardiology)

Dr. Shiraishi graduated from the Kyoto University School of Medicine. He worked as a cardiologist at Edogawa Hospital, and after joining Ubie, he became the Director of East Nihonbashi Internal Medicine Clinic.

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