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hi doctors, can you tell me what is left thalamic lacunar infarct?

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Dr. Gerald Klein
Radiology 50 years experience
Old stroke in thalam: A lacunar infarct is a small stoke, probably old in the thalamic area of the brain. Most people don't realize that you can have an asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic stroke which are unrecognized by the patient and only discovered incidentally on a scan done for other reasons.

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Are myocardial infarctions curable?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Yes and no: Well if you truly had a myocardial infarction, some of the heart muscle has been damaged and that is not curable. But you may do well if it is just a small amount of muscle. And even if it is a larger amount, medications can improve the symptoms so that you may di fine even if there is not a cure.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is a renal infarction?

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Dr. John Hammes
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Kidney death: If the blood supply to the kidney is blocked or damaged (by clot or trauma), kidney tissue dies. Renal infarction can involve some or all of 1 or both kidneys. Since the kidneys are a vital organ and they don't regenerate if dead (they can recover from acute tubular necrosis, a separate condition) this is potentially very serious and warrants specialty evaluation/care.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How do you get a renal infarction?

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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Throbisis: Usually something that trigger a renal artery thrombisis cutting off the blood supply to that kidney trauma with injury to a kidney can cause as well.
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Do a lot of people get renal infarction?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Rare event: Renal infarction is the term for loss of blood supply to all or a portion of the kidney which then dies. It is not a common event. It can be caused by atherosclerosis or more rarely, by blood clots lodging in the renal arteries. It can be a consequence of surgery on the abdominal aorta.
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What is cardiac infarction?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Heart attack: It's another term for heart attack. Nothing else.

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