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Myocardial Infarction Oral Surgery

Myocardial Infarction Oral Surgery

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Published by: FourthMolar.com on May 29, 2010
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Myocardial infarction (often called a coronary thrombosis or heart attack) is the most severe and lethal form of coronary heart disease.

This implies death of the heart muscle. Secondary to coronary artery disease, there is infarction of the heart muscle.

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Coronary (Ischaemic) heart disease (IHD) is the result of progressive myocardial ischaemia due to persistently reduced coronary blood flow, usually because of atherosclerosis (atheroma).

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Hypertension is a major contributory factor. Other
contributory factors are :
- Smoking

- High fat diets (hyperlipidaemia)
- Lack of exercise
- Genetic component (in some cases)

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Higher incidence of IHD in :

- Hyperlipoproteinaemias
- Diabetes mellitus
- Hypothyroidism

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