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What Are The Causes Of Heart Attack?

Answer Wiki It is not surprising that the most common causes of heart attack comprises of lifestyle issues, eating habits, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weight and stress issues, and diabetes. Coronary Artery Disease: The underlying cause of most heart attacks. This is a result of a build-up (collectively called as plaques) of cholesterol and other substances in the artery. One of these plaques can rupture and spill out cholesterol and other substances (plaque) into the bloodstream causing blood clots that block the coronary artery. Studies show that one fifth of the deaths in India are caused due to coronary heart disease A spasm in the coronary artery: This shuts down the blood flow to the heart muscle causing a heart attack. Drugs like cocaine can cause such a life-threatening spasm. A tear in heart artery: A heart attack can also occur due to a tear in the heart artery (spontaneous coronary artery dissection). Coronary Embolism—a condition, in which small blood clots or tumors travel from other parts of the body to the artery—is an uncommon cause of heart attacks. Decreased Blood Flow to the Heart: When blood flow to the heart is severely decreased, in the case of Continue reading >>

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  1. meerkat111

    Hi All,
    I am used to using humalog/novolog insulin for SSI orders. My hospital has regular insulin SSI. Once injected, Regular insulin takes 30 minutes to begin working, peaks between 2 and 4 hours and hangs on for 6 to 8 hours, long after the meal stopped raising the blood sugar. Humalog and Novolog, on the other hand, begin working in about 10 minutes, peaks at one to one and a half hours and are gone in about three and a half to four hours.
    Just curious to know if you have seen one work better than the other? It seems like humalog/novolog are indeed better than regular for meal coverage...
    Thanks!

  2. CopaceticOne

    Here's how I think about it:

    Regular is for NPO, continuous tube feeds, continuous TPN.
    Humalog/Novolog is for people eating. But there is a cost aspect, so that may be why only Regular is formulary at your hospital. Everything in medicine is ideal/optimal vs. acceptable.

  3. rokshana

    meerkat111 said: ↑
    Hi All,
    I am used to using humalog/novolog insulin for SSI orders. My hospital has regular insulin SSI. Once injected, Regular insulin takes 30 minutes to begin working, peaks between 2 and 4 hours and hangs on for 6 to 8 hours, long after the meal stopped raising the blood sugar. Humalog and Novolog, on the other hand, begin working in about 10 minutes, peaks at one to one and a half hours and are gone in about three and a half to four hours.
    Just curious to know if you have seen one work better than the other? It seems like humalog/novolog are indeed better than regular for meal coverage...
    Thanks! the correction scale insulin should be the same insulin as the scheduled mealtime insulin...meaning if regular insulin is used with meals then the correction should be regular...if the mealtime insulin is Novolog/Humalog, the the correction is Novolog/Humalog.
    and FYI SSI is a misnomer for what is being used in the hospital...it is a correction scale.

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