Etiology: thrombosis due to atherosclerosis, emoblus from somewhere else blocls a coronary artery, or sustained arterial spasm in a coronary artey
Blood flow is stopped to a portion of the myocardiam
- Myocardial: pertaining to the heart muscle
- Infarction: is an area of necrosis in tissue caused by an obstruction to the flow of blood for a prolonged period
- Diagnosis: EKG, telemonitor, blood test CPK-MB
- troponin t - elevated
- Intervetions: monitor, decrease anexiety, promote rest, educaton, I & O, maintain IV site.