In angina there is pain due to decreased blood and oxygen supply to the heart. Once there's enough oxygen the heart tissue goes back to normal. There's stable (something you have been feeling for a long time in the same situation and hasn't changed) and unstable, the dangerous one, which can lead to myocardial infarction (these two are called acute coronary syndrome).
In myocardial infarction, the tissue actually dies, so even after the oxygen is restored, that particular part will never return to normal. Usually there's always a part that is only ischemic (low oxygen) but not dead yet, so its necessary to reperfuse (open those arteries) as soon as possible to save the sick but not dead tissue.
In a few words:
angina: reversible damage
infarction: irreversible, dead tissue.
i never understand difference between heart attack, conjustive cardiac failure and myocardial infarction.i always become confused while understanding all these terminologies. i am a medical student but never understnd it .please answer my question.i shall be very greatful
I M PURUSHOTTAM BHADADA OF 67YRS FRM JALGAON, SUFFERING FRM CHEST PAIN N PALPITATIONS FRM FEW DAYS I M ALSO HAVING PAIN IN LEFT SHOULDER RADIOGRAPHICALLY DIAGNOSED AS ARTHRITIS,CAN THIS B RELATED TO ANGINA ECG REPORTS R NORMAL SHULD I UNDERGO ANGIOGRAPY PR STRESS TEST I M ON HYPOGLYCEMICS N I M ASTHEMATIC N USING ASTHALIN ROTOCAP FR LAST 5 YRS SO WAT SHULD I DO NOW
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