Disease: Myocardial Infarction overall impacts. With this discussion address the following discussion prompts:
Impact on the heart muscle itself (i.e., increase or decrease perfusion)
If you are confused about what this means, perfusion refers to the amount of blood getting to the heart muscle itself. Why would we want good blood flow to the heart muscle? What does the heart muscle do in relation to the heart’s function?
An explanation of how the impact above affects the chemical, cellular, or histological function of the heart
Can this be broken down? – does myocardial infarction affect a specific type of cell? If so, how does it affect that specific cell and what would that do to the overall function of the heart or system? The same thing with histology (tissue type) – if it affects a specific tissue (epithelial, connective, muscle, or nervous) explain how it does and what the overall impact is.