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Heart attack Treatments

Heart attack: Treatments Inroduction

The most effective heart attack treatment plan uses a multifaceted approach. This includes preventive care aimed at minimizing the risk factors for having a heart attack. Preventive measures include regular medical care to monitor and address such risk factors as high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, diabetes, and excessive alcohol consumption.

Heart attacks are often diagnosed and treated in the emergency room setting. Treatment includes the administration of supplemental oxygen aimed at increasing the amount of oxygen that is delivered to the heart tissue. Treatment also involves intensive monitoring and stabilization of vital signs, which may require CPR, advanced life support measures and/or intravenous medications. Breathing may need to be supported by mechanical ventilation. Heart rhythm and cardiac enzymes are also monitored. Abnormal heart rhythms may need treatment with medications and possibly electrical defibrillation.

Medications, such as nitroglycerin, may be used to improved blood flow to the heart. Pain medications, such as morphine, may be used to reduce pain and anxiety and lower the amount of oxygen the heart needs. Drugs that stop the formation of clots, such as aspirin or heparin, may be used. Other drugs may include clot-dissolving drugs that can break up the clot in the coronary artery that is causing the heart attack.

Many people with heart attack s undergo a surgical procedure called an angioplasty. In this procedure, the blood clot is removed from the artery and the artery is widened using a balloon device and a stent is placed in the artery to keep it open.

Less commonly, a more invasive and riskier procedure called a coronary artery bypass is performed. In this surgery new graft arteries are placed to bypass the blocked artery or arteries. Blood flow is then redirected through healthy new graft arteries to the affected heart tissues.

Treatments for Heart attack

The following treatments are listed for Heart attack in our knowledge base:

  • Call emergency immediately - 911 in the USA.
  • Go to a hospital immediately - if you cannot call emergency.
  • Emergency treatment
  • Hospitalization
  • Coronary angioplasty (balloon angioplasty)
  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Immediate self-help for heart attacks
    • Call for emergency medical help - usually 911 in the USA
    • Nitroglycerin pills - it may be possible to take your prescribed nitroglycerin pills for heart attack symptoms, according to your doctor’s orders. Call emergency immediately if the symptoms are occurring for the first time, severe, or unusual in any way. If symptoms stop quickly (less than 15 minutes), call your doctor for advice anyway. If symptoms continue, call emergency.
    • Aspirin - Taking aspirin may be helpful. Can be taken in addition to nitroglycerin pills. Can also be taken even if you are not on nitroglycerin pills. Call emergency immediately if the symptoms are occurring for the first time, severe, or unusual in any way. If symptoms stop quickly (less than 15 minutes), call your doctor anyway; if not, call emergency.

Alternative Treatments for Heart attack

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Heart attack in various sources may include:

  • Arnica homeopathic remedy
  • Aconite homeopathic remedy
  • Latrodectus mactans homeopathic remedy
  • Arsenicum album homeopathic remedy
  • Antimonium tartaricum homeopathic remedy
  • Carbo vegetabilis homeopathic remedy
  • Oxalic acid homeopathic remedy
  • Spigella homeopathic remedy
  • Naja homeopathic remedy
  • Lachesis homeopathic remedy
  • Laurocerasus homeopathic remedy

Drugs and Medications used to treat Heart attack:

Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Heart attack may include:

  • Angiotensin Converting Enzyme - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • ACE Inhibitor - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Benazepril - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Lotensin - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Lotensin HCT - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Lotrel - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Captopril - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Apo-Capto - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Capoten - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Capozide - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Novo-Captopril - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Nu-Capto - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Syn-Captopril - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Enalapril - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Lexxel - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Vaseretic - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Vasotec - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Fosinopril - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Lin-Fosinopril - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Monopril - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Monopril HCT - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Lisinopril - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Prinivil - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Prinzide - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Zestoretic - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Zestril - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Quinapril - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Accupril - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Accuretic - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Ramipril - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Altace - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Ramace - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Aspirin
  • Acetylsalicylic acid
  • ASA
  • Added Strength Analgesic Pain Reliever
  • Adult Strength Pain Reliever
  • Aggrenox
  • Alka-Seltzer Effervescent Pain Reliever and Antacid
  • Alka-Seltzer Night Time
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold
  • Anacin
  • Anacin Maximum Strength
  • Anacin w/Codeine
  • Ancasal
  • APC
  • APC w/Codeine
  • APO-ASA
  • Arthritis Pain Formula
  • Arthritis Strength Bufferin
  • A.S.A. Enseals
  • Asasantine
  • Ascriptin
  • Ascriptin A/D
  • Aspergum
  • Aspirin PROTECT
  • Asprimox
  • Astrin
  • Axotal
  • Azdone
  • Bayer Aspirin
  • Bayer Children's Chewable Aspirin
  • Bayer Enteric Aspirin
  • Bayer Plus
  • BC Powder
  • Buffaprin
  • Bufferin
  • Bufferin Arthritis Strength
  • Bufferin Extra Strength
  • Bufferin w/Codeine
  • Cama Arthritis Pain Reliever
  • Cardioprin
  • Carisoprodol Compound
  • Cope
  • Coricidin
  • Coryphen
  • Coryphen-Codeine
  • C2 Buffered
  • Darvon Compound
  • Dorect Fpr,I;aru As[orom
  • Dristan
  • Easprin
  • Ecotrin
  • 8-Hour Bayer
  • Empirin
  • Empirin w/Codeine No. 2,4
  • Entrophen
  • Excedrin
  • Excedrin Extra Strength Geltabs
  • Excedrin Migraine
  • Fiorinal
  • Firoinal-C
  • Firoinal w/Codeine
  • Genacote
  • Genprin
  • Goody's Headache Powder
  • Halprin
  • Hepto
  • Lortab ASA
  • Low Dose Adult Chewable Aspirin
  • Marnal
  • Maximum Bayer Aspirin
  • Measurin
  • Midol Caplets
  • Momentum
  • Norgesic
  • Norgesic Forte
  • Norwich Aspirin
  • Mpvasem
  • Orphenadrine
  • PAP w/Codeine
  • Percodan
  • Percodan-Demi
  • Phenaphen
  • Phenaphen No. 2, 3, 4
  • Propoxyphene Compound
  • Riphen-10
  • Robaxisal
  • Robaxisal-C
  • Roxiprin
  • 692
  • SK-65 Compound
  • Soma Compound
  • St. Joseph Children's Aspirin
  • Supasa
  • Synalgos
  • Synalgos-DC Tablet
  • Triaphen-10
  • 217
  • 217 Strong
  • 292
  • Vanquish
  • Verin
  • Wesprin
  • Zorprin
  • Atenolol
  • Apo-Atenolol
  • Novo-Atenolol
  • Nu-Atenolol
  • PMS-Atenolol
  • Tenoretic
  • Tenormin
  • Warfarin
  • Athrombin-K
  • Carfin
  • Coumadin
  • PanWarfarin
  • Sofarin
  • Warnerin
  • Direct Formulary Aspirin
  • Halfprin
  • Novasen
  • Alteplase
  • Activase
  • Actilyse
  • Reteplase
  • Retavase
  • Streptokinase
  • Streptase
  • Tenecteplase
  • TNKase

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Heart attack:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Heart attack may include:

  • Betaxolol - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Betoptic - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Betoptic-Pilo - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Betoptic-S - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Kerlone - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Novo-Betaxolol - reduces risk of death following heart attack
  • Carvedilol - reduces the risk of death following a heart attack
  • Coreg - reduces the risk of death following a heart attack
  • Dilatrend - reduces the risk of death following a heart attack
  • Eucardic - reduces the risk of death following a heart attack
  • Proreg - reduces the risk of death following a heart attack
  • Infliximab
  • Anti TNF monoclonal antibody
  • Remicade
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
  • Elan
  • Elantan
  • Imdur
  • Ismo
  • Monoket
  • Macrolide antibiotics - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Azithromycin - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Zithromax - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Clarithromycin - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Biaxin - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Biaxin XL - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Biaxin XL Pac - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Erythromycin - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Apo-Erythro Base - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Apo-Erythro E-C - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Apo-Erytrho-ES - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Apo-Erythro-S - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • E.E.S - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • E.E.S. 200 - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • E.E.S. 400 - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • E-Mycin Controlled Release - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • E-MycinE - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • E-Mycin 333 - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Eramycin - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Erybid - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • ERYC - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • EryPed - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Eryphar - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Ery-Tab - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Erythrocin - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Erythromid - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Ethril - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • ETS-2% - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Ilosone - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Ilotycin - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Novo-Rythro - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • PCE - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Pediamycin - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Pediazole - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • PMS-Erythromycin - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Robimycin - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • SK-Erythromycin - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Wyamycin E - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Wyamycin S - mainly used when heart attack is associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae

Latest treatments for Heart attack

The following medications/drugs/procedures are some of the latest treatments for Heart attack:

Treatments for Causes of Heart attack

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Heart attack:

More causes: not all possible causes for Heart attack are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Heart attack.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Heart attack:

The following list of conditions have 'Heart attack' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Heart attack:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Heart attack' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.

 

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