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1 Concepcion Arteaga Lisandy aleman Marilyn Lopez Yanet Reyes Post Myocardial Infarction Management

2 Objectives Pathophysiology of the disease ( MI) Symptoms / Clinical presentation Current pharmacological management Goal treatment Outcome evaluation Patient education

3 If coronary blood flow is interrupted due to a plaque, thrombus or clot formation myocardial ischemia occurs and progression to myocyte necrosis and death will happen. Pathophysiology of MI

4 Two major types of MI : subendocardial MI (non-STEMI) and trasmural MI (STEMI ) Pathophysiology of MI

5 Subendocardial MI usually presents with ST depression and T wave inversion without Q waves.This injury only progress to beneath the endocardium. ( recurrent clot formation is likely to occur unless an intervention is made Pathophysiology of MI

6 Transmural MI ( STEMI ) Tissue necrosis will extend from the endocardium all the way to the epicardium ST elevation is noted in the ECG. Intervention has to be done right a way to restored Oxygen and prevent further cell death. Usually cardiac cath ( PCI is done ) evaluation for stent placement is done during cath. Goal door to cath lab is 90 min. Pathophysiology of MI


8 Chest pain Patient may describe the pain as crushing, and heavy. Radiation to the neck, jaw, back, shoulder, or left arm is common. Diabetics and older adults may experience a feeling of indigestion with no chest pain high risk for sudden death from silent MI Women may feel chest discomfort Symptoms / Clinical Presentationology


10 Multidrug treatment with a combination of an antiplatelet, ACEI, BB, and lipid lowering agent. In some cases ACEI and ARBS are given together or an ACEI is substitute for an ARB due to better tolerance. Pharmacological Management in Post Myocardial Infarction.

11 Prevent clot formation / stent closure Aspirin and Plavix will keep blood flowing Aspirin antagonizes with cyclooxygenase pathway and interfere with platelet aggregation by preventing the synthesis of thromboxane A( Woo,2012 ) Plavix reduced platelet aggregation by ADP pathway of platelets ( Woo, 446, 2012) Antiplatelet Therapy

12 Aspirin 81 – 325mg has show decrease reduction in MI. The American Heart Association Recommends Low dose of Aspirin (75- 160 mg a day in pt with higher risk of CAD. Precaution and contraindication: Pt with peptic ulcer disease, GI bleeding, salicylate allergy, hepatic dysfunction Ringing in the ear look for toxicity. ( 10 – 30 g.) Renal excretion and metabolized in the liver. Antiplatelet Therapy

13 Plavix 75 mg daily for 12 month after discharge this is a recommendation American College of chest physician (ACCP) Prodrug by the liver rapidly converted to active metabolite that is an active antiplatelet compound Stady plasma levels occurs in 3 to 7 days Excreted in urine and feces ( safe for patients with renal impairment because it that not increase bleeding time or platelet aggregation Contraindications ( active bleeding, allergy, infective endocarditis, hemophilia thrombocytopenia ) Antiplatelet Therapy

14 Life style modification ( if you like to box ) you may want to consider Yoga. Bleeding risk will increase report to ARNP/MD if there is faintness or weakness, red black tarry stools, bleeding gums, pinkish urine, skin rash or unusual bruising. Aspirin should be taken with meals to avoid GI upset Antiplatelet Education

15 Decrease mortality by 30 to 40 % ( Wood 2012) EX drugs: metoprolol, propanolol, Atenolol and timolol. Coreg is nonselective Beta-adrenergic blocking agent with alfa -1 blocking activity. Use also in Post MI pt with low EF. BBs decrease the work load of the heart by decreasing heart rate and contractility. the end result is reduction of myocardial oxygen demand Contraindicatio: Heart Block, severe hypotension and bronchial Asthma. The Role of Beta Blocker in Post MI Patients

16 Metabolized in the liver ( not recommended for patients with active liver disease) Excretion ( via bile and feces ) Abrupt withdrawal of beta blockers can be life threatening due to increase risk of ventricular arrhythmias, MI and death. Teaching: sign and symptoms hypotension. Important that your PT take medication as prescribe, teach them how to take their pulse. Beta Blockers

17 Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors reduce the activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. They reduce morbidity and mortality in post MI patients by from decrease of AT II after MI and it prevention of ventricular remodeling. Commonly prescribed are: Captopril, Enalapril and lisinopril. Side effects: Hypotension, cough, hyperkalemia Contraindications: bilateral renal artery stenosis, angioedema and pregnancy ACEI inhibitors

18 Monitor renal function Assess urine protein before therapy Pt with renal impairment need to be monitor closely ( Urine protein before therapy every 2 to 4 weeks for the first 3 month and regularly for thereafter for 1 year ( Wood 2012) ACEI inhibitors

19 Reductase inhibitors the class of choice after MI (Statins: atorvastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin and simvastatin) Block the synthesis of cholesterol in the liver Decreases triglycerides and LDL levels and increase HDL Metabolized in the liver Excreted in bile and feces Lipid Lowering Agents (Statins)

20 Side effects GI problems such as constipation sometimes severe enough to cause impaction. Headache is a common side effect Atorvastatin and simvastatin have the lower adverse effect in regard to myalgia Rabdomyolysis is a rare but serious adverse reaction that has been reported. Education : restriction of cholesterol, carbohydrates and alcohol. Statins

21 Antiplatelet therapy ( prevent stents closure and clot formation ) Beta blockers( reduced the work load of the heart ) ACEIs ( prevent ventricular remodeling) Lipid lowering agent ( high cholesterol has strong correlation with MI due to plaque formation) Reinforce the importance to take the medications as prescribe ( Prevention of recurrent MI and improvement of overall health is extremely importance ) Management of Patient after MI Summary

22 Woo, T.M. & Wynne, A. L. (3rd edition). Pharmacotherapeutics for nurse practitioner prescribers. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis. McCance, K. L., & Huether, S. E. (3rd edition). Pathophysiology: the biological basis for disease in adults and children. St Louis: Mosby. References

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