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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Overview)

Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & the risk of death.


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Myocardial infarction causes?

Myocardial infarction causes?

Many poss causes: Almost all heart attacks are the result of fatty deposits on the inside of arteries that break open and cause clotting which will blocks the artery (and the blood from flowing to the part of the heart the artery feeds). Family history, fatty diet, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and other disorders can all contribute to this process. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Overview)

Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & the risk of death.


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What are the complication of myocardial infarction?

What are the complication of myocardial infarction?

Several possible: There are a range of possible complications. The heart is a muscle, and can be weakened by a heart attack and lead to heart failure. The heart has a conduction system which can be damaged and can lead to arrhythmias and cardiac arrest. Many people die from their heart attack, while others have one and don't realize it. Unfortunately about 1/2 of the time the first sign of heart disease is death. ...Read more

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Myocardial infarction treatment?

Myocardial infarction treatment?

See a doctor: Anyone who has had a heart attack/mi should be under the care of a physician who can evaluate their risks, cardiac status and prescribe the appropriate treatments. ...Read more

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Define?accute anteroseptal myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic obstructive coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, hypokalemia

Define?accute anteroseptal myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic obstructive coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, hypokalemia

Here are some...: A 400-letter space is impossible to address many indicated subjects as questioned here. Why not type in the terms as keywords to search online? Thereby you surely gain a lot of pertinent information to feed your appetite of knowledge. Or you may just ask your doc who should be able to answer your questions to the point much easier. ...Read more

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily, and alert your doctor if your weight increases
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Take your medications as they are prescribed
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Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
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How often does myocardial infarction occur in patients with arterial stenosis?

How often does myocardial infarction occur in patients with arterial stenosis?

Varies: Relates to coronary obstruction- stenosis other arteries can have stenosis and cause significant obstruction and organ damage. Stroke, renal damage are examples. With significant coronary blockage many people have no symptoms . Nevertheless, a lot of heart attacks happen in usa. ...Read more

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What confirms myocardial infarction?

What confirms myocardial infarction?

Toponins,clinic,wall: Acute cardiogenic shock, .Ventricular arrythmias, infarct syndrome, flash pulmonary edema, wall motion abnormalities, syncope, presyncope, cardiac arrest, . It takes 4 hours for troponins to elevate after the infarct begins. That is why clinical symptoms dictate emergent coronary interventions. Troponins may still be normal within minutes of a life threatening myocardial infarct. ...Read more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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What are the clinical symptoms of myocardial infarction?

Multiple & varied: Chest pain, radiation to the arm, neck, jaw, sense of impending doom, sweating, feeling of weight on chest, tiredness, shortness of breath, feeling faint or dizzy etc. About a quarter of the mis especially in diabetics may have no recognizable symptoms. Sudden death may be the only symptom in some. ...Read more

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What is acute coronary syndrome myocardial infarction?

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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What is acute coronary syndrome myocardial infarction?

Continuum: Both are a result of inadequate blood supply to the heart muscle. Acute coronary syndrome means that the imbalance is sufficient to cause symptoms that prompt aggressive intervention, but may not result in permanent heart damage; a myocardial infarction implies that overt heart damage has occurred, hence positive markers of tissue damage. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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What is acute myocardial infarction?

What is acute myocardial infarction?

Heart attack: Acute means happening myocardium is the heart muscle infarction is ischemia/ death of cells medical for heart attack. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are early signs or symptoms of myocardial infarction?

Chest pain ,dyspnea: The chest pain may be mild and be confused with gas gerd, or muscular. However coronary pain is usually progressively persistent.. Some sense of breathing difficulty including chest tightness can be seen and pts with obstructive lung disease may think they are experiencing worsening of their lung fxn. ...Read more

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Does ischemia or thrombosis cause myocardial infarction?

Does ischemia or thrombosis cause  myocardial infarction?

Ischemia vs MI: Cholesterol plaque develops in the heart arteries. Progressive narrowing - usually greater than 70% - can lead to lack of blood flow to the heart muscle during exercise or rest and causes angina or ischemia. Myocardial infarction is due to the rupture of a plaque which causes a blood clot to form (thrombosis) in the artery blocking blood flow to that area of the heart muscle which then dies. ...Read more

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Are myocardial infarctions curable?

Are myocardial infarctions curable?

No: A myocardial infarction is an acute event in which a portion of the heart is irreversably destroyed, usually by a blocked artery. The major lesson is that this damage is potentially avoided if people come to an er promptly when they have symptoms, which have been discussed elsewhere. We have a short time window to use modern treatment to save the heart and prevent complications and death. ...Read more

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Can pericardial effusion lead to myocardial infarction?

Can pericardial effusion lead to myocardial infarction?

Pericardial effusion: A large pericardial effusion causes a condition called pericardial tamponade, wherein the pressure is so great it prevents the heart from beating effectively. This could cause a myocardial infarction, it certainly affects the blood flow to the brain and body. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose myocardial infarction?

Multiple methods: Myocardial infarction (mi) is suspected by symptoms usually including chest pain. The conclusive diagnosis is established based on a combination of specific abnormalities of the electrocardiogram (ekg) and presence of certain heart enzymes that leak into the blood during an mi. The most common enzymes are called ck-mb and troponin. ...Read more

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Pectoris atherosclerosis congestive heart failure coronary artery disease dilate hypertension myocardial angina pectoris, what are these?

Pectoris atherosclerosis congestive heart failure coronary artery disease dilate hypertension myocardial angina pectoris, what are these?

Cv words: These all refer to cardiovascular particulars. Pectoris = Chest. Atherosclerosis = vascular wall scarring from cholesterol deposit. Coronary artery disease = narrowing and atherosclerosis of heart arteries. Dilate = expand diameter. Hypertension = high blood pressure (within arterial network). Myocardial = heart. Angina pectoris = pain of chest from coronary artery disease, lack of oxygen to heart ...Read more

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What is an inferior myocardial infarction from?

What is an inferior myocardial infarction from?

Many poss causes: An inferior mi refers to a heart attack on the inferior wall of the heart muscle. Almost all heart attacks are the result of fatty deposits on the inside of arteries that break open and cause clotting which will blocks the artery (and the blood from flowing to the part of the heart the artery feeds). Family history, fatty diet, smoking, high blood pressure all contribute to this process. ...Read more

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What is a septal myocardial infarction?

What is a septal myocardial infarction?

A heart attack : The septum is the wall that separates the right from the left side of the heart. Myocardial infarction, a heart attack, is caused by a blocked artery in the heart. If the artery blocked supplies the blood to the septum the result is called a septal myocardial infarction. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have myocardial infarction? My aunt wants to know.

What does it mean to have myocardial infarction? My aunt wants to know.

Heart attack: When some heart muscle is deprived of oxygen it dies. Usually an artery has clotted off. A heart attack or myocardial infarction happens next. ...Read more

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Does ischemia or thrombosis cause myocardial infarction?

Ischemia vs MI: Cholesterol plaque develops in the heart arteries. Progressive narrowing - usually greater than 70% - can lead to lack of blood flow to the heart muscle during exercise or rest and causes angina or ischemia. Myocardial infarction is due to the rupture of a plaque which causes a blood clot to form (thrombosis) in the artery blocking blood flow to that area of the heart muscle which then dies. ...Read more

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What is mycocardial infarction?

What is mycocardial infarction?

MI: MI is the medical term that people commonly call "a heart attack". It is injury and cellular death of heart muscle tissue due to lack of circulation. ...Read more

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What is myocardial perfusion scintigraphy?

What is myocardial perfusion scintigraphy?

Let me try to: Myocardial perfusion scan is a nuclear medicine procedure that illustrates the function of the heart muscle (myocardium). It evaluates many heart conditions from coronary artery disease to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and myocardial wall motion abnormalities. The function of the myocardium is also evaluated by calculating the left ventricular ejection fraction (lvef) of the heart. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does coronary occlusion acute, arterio-sclerotic cardio vascular disease and acute myocardial infarction mean?

What does coronary occlusion acute, arterio-sclerotic cardio vascular disease and acute myocardial infarction mean?

the same thing: Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease means blockages in the coronary arteries. The manifestation of coronary artery blockage is a heart attack. When this happen suddenly, we say it is acute. ...Read more

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What is st elevation myocardial infarction?

What is st elevation myocardial infarction?

ST elevation...: Many believe that an st elevation myocardial infarction means that it is a transmural infarct (involving the whole thickness of the myocardium). Some people refer to nstemi (non st elevation myocardial infarction) as non-transmural infarct (not involving the whole thickness of the myocardium). These definitions are somewhat debatable but thought you may be interested. ...Read more

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How are angina pectoris and myocardial infarction different?

How are angina pectoris and myocardial infarction different?

Continuum: Angina can be quite severe and respond to rest, oxygen, nitroglycerin. And fully recover with no muscle death. The pain fibers are the same source. Some myocardial infarction can be asymptomatic all the way to the worst, ominous, pain ever! there is heart muscle death as the defining entity may need surgery or intervention. ...Read more

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How quickly does nitroglycerin act when used to treat a myocardial infarction, i.E. When given in tablet form?

How quickly does nitroglycerin act when used to treat a myocardial infarction, i.E. When given in tablet form?

Almost immediately : Nitroglycerin given under the tongue is very rapidly absorbed into the blood stream. It can begin to work within 30 - 60 seconds to relieve chest pain and increase blood flow to the heart. Taking Nitroglycerin during a suspected heart attack should not delay calling 911 however. ...Read more

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When is a n acute myocardial infarction treated with a fibrinolytic.?

ST Elevation MI: Heart attacks are classified into two categories-st elevation mi and non st elevation mi. Fibrinolytics are used in the first and platelet inhibitors are used in the second. ...Read more

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Why use alteplase drug in treatment. Of myocardial infarction?

Why use alteplase drug in treatment. Of myocardial infarction?

To stop it!: It treated soon enough, a clot-based coronary artery obstruction can be dissolve with this medication before signifcant to the heart muscle can occur. ...Read more

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Can you tell me treatments and drugs for myocardial infarction?

Can you tell me treatments and drugs for myocardial infarction?

Many: Depends somewhat on the symptoms and history and findings. Oxygen morphine rest aspirin then depends on bp, pulse, perhaps then cath and intervention or surgery may come into action. ...Read more

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How do you prevent myocardial infarction?

Many approaches: There are many type of interventions to prevent heart disease. Eat a diet lower in saturated fats and chiolesterol. Increase your intake of fiber, fruits and vegetables. Start an exercise program, 30 minutes 5 days a week. See a doctor. Check your blood pressure, cholesterol and fasting blood sugar. Talk about family history. Know your risk levels and get started on therapies to modify them. ...Read more

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What is causes of myocardial infarction in young?

What is causes of myocardial infarction in young?

Variable: A congenital anomaly of one or more heart( coronary arteries) vessels high blood pressure high cholesterol high triglycerides smoking depends on what you mean as young? Cocaine abuse is a problem. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Infarction (Definition)

When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more