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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Heart stroke: A heart stroke is also known as a myocardial infarction or heart attack. A blood clot forms in a heart blood vessel. This cuts off flow to a part of t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Heart attack: Myocardial infarction mean death ("infarction") of heart muscle (card ~heart and myo~muscle). This happens when the heart muscle is not getting the ox ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Heart attack: Myocardial infarction is the technical term for what is commonly known as a "heart attack.".
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Unique to person: In many occations not painfull at all. Most common symptom is chest pressure, heavyness, oppresion, shortness of breath not "pain", sometimes indigest ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience in Cardiology
Various: The st segment is a portion of the electrocardiogram. A myocardial infarction can be described as st elevation myocardial infarction or non-st elevat ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
39 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Multiple methods: Myocardial infarction (mi) is suspected by symptoms usually including chest pain. The conclusive diagnosis is established based on a combination of sp ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
MI: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myocardial_infarction
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience in Cardiology
Myocardiainfarction: Arriving to the hospital later rather than earlier can decrease the chance of early intervention to open the artery that saves heart muscle to be effe ... Read More

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