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Post-myocardial Infarction: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 So let's wrap up the video series.

    00:03 In a healthy heart that is not experience in MI, the walls of the heart are strong and flexible like we saw in that first drawing.

    00:11 The structure of the dead tissue is gradually replaced with granulation tissue and then scar tissue.

    00:18 That is really amazing that your body can do that.

    00:21 Now because the scar tissue is in contractile the heart is not as efficient and the patient isn't increased risk for congestive heart failure in the future.

    00:31 Thank you for watching our video today.


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    The lecture Post-myocardial Infarction: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Acute Coronary Syndrome (Nursing) .


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    1. Scar tissue makes the heart inefficient and puts the patient at risk of heart failure.
    2. Scar tissue conducts electrical impulses too quickly.
    3. Scar tissue contracts more than the original cardiac tissue.
    4. Scar tissue is stronger and more flexible than the original cardiac tissue.

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     Rhonda Lawes

    Rhonda Lawes


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