What are the goals of the overall management plan for acute myocardial infarction (MI, heart attack)?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: A Maziar Zafari, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Answer

The initial management of the overall management plan for patients with acute MI has the following aims:

  • Restoration of the balance between oxygen supply and demand to prevent further ischemia
  • Pain relief
  • Prevention and treatment of complications

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