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A 55-year-old female asked:

why would a lacunar infarct be called chronic?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
It's old. : Old strokes have dark appearance on ct scan.

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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.
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What is a renal infarction?

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Dr. John Hammes
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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.
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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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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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