Myocardial infarction is produced as a result of the complete blocking of a coronary artery or one of its appendages. It produces irreversible damage to the heart muscles in form of necrosis (the localized death of cells or tissues).
Causes of Myocardial infarction
Myocardial infarction also known as coronary artery obstruction is produced by the combination of two disorders that occur in the blood vessels. These two disorders are;
* Arteriosclerosis, which involves the hardening and narrowing of the arteries due to cholesterol deposits.
* Thrombosis, which involves the formation of a blood clot within the narrowed arteries from arteriosclerosis, thus obstructing the free circulation of blood.
There are certain foods that aggravate or cause myocardial infarction; these foods must be avoided. On the other hand, there are certain foods that prevent its occurrence. Thus, a proper diet must be ensured in order to completely eliminate this disorder, this is particularly beneficial for those who have once suffered a heart attack.
Below is a table showing the foods that should be increased in one’s diet and those that should be reduced and if possible completely eliminated.
|Increase ▲||Reduce ▼|
|Vitamin A||Fried foods|
|Artichoke||Trans fatty acids|
Others foods to increase in consumption include: Potato, mango, squash, macadamia, garden pea, fish, wheat bran, and olive oil.
Others to eliminate include: White sugar, ham, and any fried food.