A 58-year-old male referee who went to Vietnam to run a tournament suffered an acute myocardial infarction on top of high blood pressure and dyslipidemia.

On June 13, Da Nang Family Hospital said that the Pakistani male patient, after more than a week of surgery and special medical care, had recovered his health and was eligible to fly home.

At the end of May, the referee came to Da Nang to run a sports tournament. On the last day of the business trip, he suddenly had severe left chest pain, left shoulder pain, difficulty breathing, and sweating and was treated at Family Hospital.

Doctors diagnosed the patient with acute myocardial infarction, based on high blood pressure and dyslipidemia, at risk of death.

Family Hospital had an urgent consultation with the Da Nang Department of Health and the Pakistani Embassy to find the most optimal treatment method. The patient had an examination of the coronary arteries – the arteries that feed the heart – using digital subtraction angiography (DSA) technique, and at the same time had a coronary artery stent placed in the heart.

The intervention process went smoothly, the patient continued to be monitored, treated medically with medication, combined with nutritional support and cardiac rehabilitation exercises.

Myocardial infarction is a phenomenon in which a blood clot suddenly blocks a coronary artery, preventing blood from flowing to the heart muscle and causing part of the heart muscle to die.

Causes of myocardial infarction include obesity, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, blood clots from other places or forming right on atherosclerotic plaques or arteriosclerosis.

By Editor

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