06 January 2018
OXYGENATION OF THE HEART AND ITS BLOOD CIRCULATION
The heart is a muscle fuelled by oxygen, which is delivered by the coronary arteries. Any reduction in the oxygen supply can have serious and sometimes irreversible consequences for the heart.
Everyone talks about cholesterol, the good one and the bad one that causes clogging of the arteries, but very few people know the vital role of cholesterol in the human body.
UNSTABLE ANGINA - NSTEMI
In the case where the clot partially obstructs the coronary artery or one of its branches, the cardiac muscle it feeds still receives oxygen, but in potentially limited quantity. This situation is unstable, this is unstable angina, now called NSTEMI.
The majority of chest pains often remain without identifiable causes. We must make sure that the heart is not the source of this pain. If you have thoracic discomfort, and it worries you, speak to a doctor.