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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience in Cardiology
Heart Attack: Infarction is a heart attack, anteroseptal describes the location, which is the front wall of the heart, and the wall between the ventricles. This ge ... Read More

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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Well...: It means that it is old, small, and an area that died due to lack of oxygen. These are common in older folks on ct's and mri's of the head, expecially ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Tissue death: It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with heart attacks and strokes.
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A male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Lack of blood flow.: "Ischemia" means a relative lack of blood flow (i.e., less blood flow than expected or less flow than noted on a prior scan). Peri-infarct means aroun ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
It depends on the: age, location, associated complications, speed of diagnosis and treatment, country of event and many other factors. In the US when treated within 90 m ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Infarcts: Infarcts are areas of heart muscle damage or scars. They can be deemed to be acute or old depending on associated EKG patterns. Q waves are often patt ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Compromised tissue: An infarct is a decrease in blood supply to an area. In the spleen if the tissues don't get blood supply the tissue becomes necrotic and infarcts. Te ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kedarnath Vaidya
Specializes in Cardiology
Need moreinformation: Was this a nuclear stress test? infarct means a prior heart attack you mention two different walls of the heart . Tests can have artifacts and can s ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
All chronic: Infarct means death of tissue secondary to obstructed blood flow. Lacunar is a tiny area. Once event has occurred, the nerve cells do not grow back ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Old stroke: Chronic implies longer than 3-6 months. Brain infarct is a stroke, due to blood vessel obstruction. Risk factors might include hypertension, diabete ... Read More

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