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Is a septal infarct a heart attack?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Infarction of heart muscle is a heart attack. The septum is a critical component of the heart muscle. Septal infarct is a heart attack.
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
Yes.: Heart attack means death of heart muscle. The septum is the part of the heart muscle between the left and right ventricles. "infarction" means tissue death.
Dr. Donald Thomas
Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Death if heart muscle is known as a myocardial infarction commonly called a heart attack. The septum refers to an specific area of the heart that in this case infarcts.

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Last updated Oct 31, 2016

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