A 66-year-old male asked:
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does scars found on my heart mean i've had a heart attack in the padt?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
They may: Depending on what it shows, low mobility or immobile sections of the heart can indicate old injuries to the heart muscle resulting from vascular insufficiency.
Answered on Mar 3, 2013
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Very likely: Trauma, infection, rheumatic diseases and some others the most usual are the scars of heart attack= myocardial infarction.
Answered on Aug 28, 2018
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