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Myocardial ischemia vs infarction

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Ischemia: Ischemia is a term for tissue not getting enough oxygen(almost the same as not enough blood supply). Infarction is the end result of too much ischemia... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
MI: Ischemia is a state of insufficient blood supply to an organ, in this case the heart. When the condition persists it causes death of the tissue/organ ... Read More
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
MI: All this terminology indicate sequence of events and of pathological significance. Ischemia means partial lack of blood supply. Thrombosis is due to ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Damage done: Myocardia ischemia means heart muscle not getting enough oxygen. Frequently this is angina. When the lack of oxygen is prolonged there is destruction ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Maybe very serious: Ischemia means an area of the heart is not getting enough blood usually because of a blockage in an artery. The severity depends on whether it is a ma... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See MD: An internal medicine specialist and cardiologist is your best bet for diagnostic studies unless the chest/arm pain is immediate, then go to the emerge... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
Pulmonary Critical Care 17 years experience
See a doctor: Anyone who has had a heart attack/mi should be under the care of a physician who can evaluate their risks and prescribe the appropriate treatment.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Enzyme from heart: Troponin is contained within heart muscle cells and in a heart attack the damaged cells 'leak" the troponin into the blood and the elevated levels can... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Goes up with age: Numbers are approximate: (all comers) <1980: 20 % mortality 1990: (with thrombolysis):10-15% 2000: (with pci):5-10% 2010: (with drug eluting stent... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes: Populations studies have shown that people with high blood cholesterol have higher incidence of myocardial infarction and other vascular disorders.
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