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st elevation myocardial infarction in children

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
43 years experience Cardiology
Big heart attack: Stemi is term for a large and dangerous kind of heart attack. It usually requires emergency treatment with clot buster medications or a stent.
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
18 years experience Nuclear Medicine
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 ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
16 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Severe Heart Attack: Heart attacks - the lay term for myocardial infarction - comes in two levels of severity..Non-st-elevation (nstemi) and st-elevation (stemi) which ref ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
STEMI: Most recent thing i've seen is a report that stem cell treatment didn't improve ventricular function. This is still very preliminary however.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No: It's early repolariztion, a normal variant.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Ecg: The ST segment elevation is caused by an electrical potential difference in that phase of the cardiac cycle between the dying cardiac muscle and norma ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
35 years experience Family Medicine
Electrical: A heart attack damages muscles in the heart. The flow of the electrical current throughout the wall changes when having to go around the damaged musc ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Smoking: Common: tobacco use. Cocaine. Diabetes. Very rare: kowasaki disease, polyarteritis nodosa, systemic lupus.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
A new heart attack: A new heart attack occurs when some heart muscle loses its oxygen supply and dies.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
40 years experience Hospital-based practice
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 ... Read More
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