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ataxic lacunar infarct, what to do?

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Dr. Ali Razmara
Neurology 12 years experience
Control risk factors: Lacunar infarcts are a type of ischemic stroke that is often due to risk factors for stroke including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes as well as lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, exercise, and a healthy diet. The ataxia refers to a specific type of lacunar infarct and the associated symptoms of incoordination. It is best to seek full evaluation by a stroke neurologist.

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Are there other names for a myocardial infarction?

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Heart Attack: Heart attack is the general term for a myocardial infarction.
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How do you diagnose myocardial infarction?

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Multiple methods: Myocardial infarction (mi) is suspected by symptoms usually including chest pain. The conclusive diagnosis is established based on a combination of specific abnormalities of the electrocardiogram (ekg) and presence of certain heart enzymes that leak into the blood during an mi. The most common enzymes are called ck-mb and troponin.
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What factors make myocardial infarction worse?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
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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 effective.
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What is a septal myocardial infarction?

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Dr. Robert Roth
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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 in the heart. If the artery blocked supplies the blood to the septum the result is called a septal myocardial infarction.
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What is an unrecognized non-q-wave myocardial infarction?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Two types of mi: One type is st segment elevation (formally called Q wave mi ) and a non st segment (formally called non q ) mi . The difference between the two is the ekg. St segment on the ekg and an elevated blood level of cardiac enzymes is usually obvious. In the non st segment mi the ekg may be normal or mildly abnormal. The enzymes come back elevated but usually aft admission and a couple of blood sample.

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