What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Heart Attack

A heart attack, or myocardial

Symptoms of heart attacks in-

Massage is contraindicated for

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infarction (MI), is damage to

clude angina, shortness of breath,

patients recovering from heart


the myocardium caused by

a feeling of great pressure on the

attacks. After complete recov-


a clot or plaque fragment

chest, and pain around the left

ery, heart attack patients may


getting lodged somewhere

shoulder and arm, jaw, and back.

be good candidates for mas-


in a coronary artery, or ath-


sage but not without medical


erosclerosis so complete




that it deprives the cardiac




muscle of oxygen.




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