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Myocardial Infarction

death of myocardial muscle cells caused by lack of oxygen from inadequate perfusion.

NCLEX Review Questions

Drug Therapy for patients


  • Atherosclerosis
  • Inadequate perfusion to meet metabolic demands
  • Embolism or thrombus
  • Coronary artery spasm


  • Crushing, burning, tightness or squeezing substernal pain
  • Lasts the longer than anginal pain, usually longer than 30 mins.
  • *Is unrelieved by rest or nitroglycerin

Diagnostic Test Results

  • ECG would show an enlarged Q wave, an elevated or depressed ST Segment, and T wave inversion.

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