STEMI is the abbreviation for a ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. This is a type of heart attack in which the entire artery to the heart is blocked.  The ST elevation can be seen in the EKG of an individual. In order for an individual to be diagnosed with a STEMI, they need to exhibit a heart attack along with the ST elevation in their EKG. When an individual experiences a STEMI, they need to be treated almost immediately because it is likely that within the next few minutes the heart will die due to loss of blood flow, thus leading to the death of the individual. Although, when an individual is able to reach the hospital in time, the individual will be treated with an angioplasty. An angioplasty consists of opening the artery through the addition of a tube from the wrist or groin to the heart. In order to lower your risk for a heart condition it is recommended to exercise regularly, manage your blood pressure and cholesterol, regulate stress, and sleep at least 7 hours per night.





What is a STEMI?

A Guide to STEMI (ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction) Heart Attacks