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What is a apical infarct

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
ECG: apical means the tip or apex of the left ventricle, inferoapical means the bottom wall and the tip of the left ventricle

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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Question? Consult!: These little boxes are not good for answering specific patient case problems. Consider a cardiology consultation here on HealthTap. The kind of con ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Generally not: As there is no ischemia on your stress unless symptoms suggest angina despite good medical therapy.
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Dr. Eric Lehr
Dr. Eric Lehr answered
23 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It varies: An apical infarction refers to the location of the heart attack, which is at the apex of the heart. The size can vary depending on how much of the he ... Read More
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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
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 female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience 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 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 22-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

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