A Study of Early Phases of Acute Myocardial Infarction in ICCU

Suresh Kumar, S (2006) A Study of Early Phases of Acute Myocardial Infarction in ICCU. Masters thesis, Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore.


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Among the acquired cardiovascular diseases acute myocardial infarction is the most critical one. The ICCU is the place where it is managed. When the concept of ICCU was started around 1960’s it has grown in leaps and bounds. After that the concept of mobile Coronary Care Unit (MCCU), Chest Pain Evaluation Units (CPU) and Intermediate Coronary Care Unit was started. Prehospital thrombolysis is a new addition to the concept of critical care of myocardial infarction. The time delay or the door to needle time determines the prognosis of the patients. The clinical course of the patient in ICCU like development of complications like arrhythmias, cardiac failure and sudden death is very important. In the present study conducted at ICCU of CMC hospital from April 2004 – March 2005 it was found that the management of acute myocardial infarction in ICCU determines the mortality and prognosis and reduction in mortality was significant. Deaths were mainly due to arrhythmias and left ventricular failure. Hence the management of the patients found to have acute myocardial infarction in the ICCU during the early phase of myocardial infarction makes a great positive impact in the survival and the prognosis both in short term and long term way.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Early Phases ; Acute Myocardial Infarction ; Intensive Coronary Care Unit.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2018 15:38
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2018 15:38
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/5811

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