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It’s very rare for a man to have a stroke and a heart attack at the same time

On the afternoon of April 19, a doctor at Can Tho Central General Hospital said that a male NVB patient (72 years old, living in Kien Giang) was transferred to the hospital in a state of low blood pressure, hemiplegia, struggling, and arm pain. cold feet. The patient’s family said that the patient had sudden left chest pain, sweating, hemiplegia…

Doctors of Can Tho Central General Hospital give emergency treatment, actively resuscitate the patient, and concurrently consult. As a result, the doctor diagnosed the patient with acute cerebral infarction, acute myocardial infarction …

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Doctor of Can Tho Central General Hospital examines a patient

Then, the doctor intervenes in the patient’s brain vessels. As a result, the patient had an occlusion of the internal carotid artery, and the doctor took out a lot of blood clots. After 40 minutes of intervention, the patient’s internal carotid artery was completely recanalized.

Next, the doctor took an emergency coronary intervention for the patient. As a result, the patient had complete occlusion of the right coronary artery and thrombosis. The doctor has completely revascularized the coronary artery…

Currently, the patient is awake, exposed, active, recovering well, being monitored and treated at the Department of Interventional Cardiology.

Doctor Pham Thanh Phong, Deputy Director of the Hospital, Director of the Cardiovascular Center of Can Tho Central General Hospital, said that myocardial infarction and cerebral infarction are emergency conditions that need to be diagnosed and treated. timely.

“It has been shown that myocardial infarction increases the risk of cerebral infarction and vice versa. However, it is very rare for a patient to have both myocardial infarction and cerebral infarction at the same time, estimated to only occur in 0.009% of the population,” said Dr. Pham Thanh Phong.

Still according to Dr. Phong, there are many causes leading to concurrent myocardial infarction and cerebral infarction. Among them, atrial fibrillation is one of the most common causes.

“Acute myocardial infarction and cerebral stroke are both diseases with dangerous complications. The patient can die if not treated promptly. When noticing that a loved one has symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, etc. (symptoms of acute myocardial infarction), or mouth distortion, difficulty walking, weakness, impaired speech and consciousness, etc. (sudden expression). stroke) need to quickly bring the patient to the nearest neurological and cardiovascular medical facility for timely intervention and emergency,” Phong recommended.


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