What is an Nstemi?

What is an Nstemi?

NSTEMI is a type of heart attack. NSTEMI stands for Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Sometimes an NSTEMI is known as a non-STEMI. A myocardial infarction is the medical term for a heart attack. ST refers to the ST segment, which is part of the EKG heart tracing used to diagnose a heart attack.

Can a Nstemi lead to a stemi?

An NSTEMI differs from a STEMI, which is the most common type of heart attack, by causing less damage to a person's heart. … A person who has had any heart attack is said to have acute coronary syndrome. A doctor will take a blood test and do an ECG if they suspect an NSTEMI.

Is unstable angina and Nstemi the same?

Acute coronary syndrome is term used to encompass unstable angina, NSTEMI, and STEMI. … Although acute coronary syndrome is usually caused by plaque instability, both Prinzmetal's angina characterised by intense coronary spasm and non-coronary causes may cause or contribute to reduced perfusion and NSTEMI or STEMI.

Why thrombolytics are not given in Nstemi?

ST elevations indicate a completely blocked artery needing immediate reperfusion. In NSTEMI the blood flow is present but limited by stenosis. In NSTEMI, thrombolytics must be avoided as there is no clear benefit of their use.