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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience 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 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 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 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 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
61 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Infarct of the brain: Lacunar infarct is a small stroke - death of a small number of brain cells that is caused by closing of a small artery that is supplying them with oxy ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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 (a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Razmara
11 years experience Neurology
Control risk factors: Lacunar infarcts are a type of ischemic stroke that is often due to risk factors for stroke including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Small cell death: A lacunar infarct is a small area of brain cells that have died. This may be asymptomatic or not depending on where it is and the size of it.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
stroke: This means there is damage, usually due to high blood pressure. There may or may not be symptoms.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
ECG: that reading means you should be in touch with your doctor asap to discuss what's going on and what to do you
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Lacunar Infarct?: I don't really don't understand your question. A lacunar infarct is a type of stroke that is usually due to uncontrolled, long standing hypertension.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
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? Thereb ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Small vessel disease: Mri in a 84 years old lady showing infarcts and small vessel disease means she is having ministrokes. That is very common in that age group. If she ha ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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 appropriat ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Testing: History can be suggestive but : ekg changes( st elevation) nonstemi blood tests showing escaping enzymes from damaged cells later ekg showi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
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 musc ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Zubkov
26 years experience Neurology
Left sided weakness: Likely left sided weakness and/or numbness.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Anteroseptal: Anteroseptal myocardial infarction is usually caused by occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery. This cuts off blood flow to the ant ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Idirect evidence: Stress tests using a nuclear tracer may show a defect on the scan if a blockage is present. An anteroseptal defect is one that implicates the left ant ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Razmara
11 years experience Neurology
Type of stroke: Strokes are due to either blood clot blocking a blood vessel, called an ischemic infarct, or due to bleeding, called a hemorrhagic stroke. An infarct ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moe Zafarani
10 years experience Cardiology
Not good: You need a close follow up with a cardiologist for the rest of your life, if you smoke, try to quit ASAP
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Sinus bradycardia can be normal in a fit individual. Septal infarct age undetermined may also be a normal variant, but also possibly indicate previous ... Read More
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