Chapter

Myocardial ischaemia and infarction

Alistair Macfie

in Cardiothoracic Critical Care

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2014 | ISBN: 9780199692958
Published online April 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191743139 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199692958.003.0005

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Critical Care

Myocardial ischaemia and infarction

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anaesthetics

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Myocardial ischaemia is an important cause of myocardial dysfunction in cardiac surgical patients in the postoperative period. It is essential that the signs of myocardial ischaemia are recognized and treated early before a vicious deteriorating spiral culminating in myocardial infarction occurs. The possible causes of myocardial ischaemia are: an imbalance of supply/demand balance resulting in subendocardial ischaemia; spasm of coronary artery or arterial conduit; thrombosis and/or occlusion of coronary graft or native coronary artery; and mechanical issues such as kinking of a coronary artery graft related to CABG surgery.

Chapter.  1221 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Critical Care ; Emergency Medicine ; Anaesthetics

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. subscribe or login to access all content.