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What are the complication of myocardial infarction?

What are the complication of myocardial infarction?

Several possible: There are a range of possible complications. The heart is a muscle, and can be weakened by a heart attack and lead to heart failure. The heart has a conduction system which can be damaged and can lead to arrhythmias and cardiac arrest. Many people die from their heart attack, while others have one and don't realize it. Unfortunately about 1/2 of the time the first sign of heart disease is death. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more


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What is the most common complication of early myocardial infarction?

What is the most common complication of early myocardial infarction?

Arrhythmia: The most common early complication of myocardial infarction is arrhythmia typically ventricular fibrillation. If this occurs in the hospital, it responds promptly to cardioversion. If it occurs outside the hospital it can result in sudden death. The highest period of risk occurs in the first 48 hours. ...Read more

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What are the clinical symptoms of myocardial infarction?

What are the clinical symptoms of myocardial infarction?

Multiple & varied: Chest pain, radiation to the arm, neck, jaw, sense of impending doom, sweating, feeling of weight on chest, tiredness, shortness of breath, feeling faint or dizzy etc. About a quarter of the mis especially in diabetics may have no recognizable symptoms. Sudden death may be the only symptom in some. ...Read more

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What is the significance of myocardial ischemia?

What is the significance of myocardial ischemia?

Myocardial ischemia: When the heart muscle can't get enough blood flow to supply its needs we call that ischemia. Narrowed arteries, anemia, overgrown muscle and other things can cause it. Chest pain, weakened heart muscle, rhythm problems and other abnormalities may result. It is treated by a combination of therapies. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of placenta infarction?

What are the symptoms of placenta infarction?

HTN, FGR, oligo.: Placental infarction is a pathologically determined diagnosis that underlies a multitude of adverse perinatal outcomes such as fetal growth restriction, oligohydramnios, placental failure, preeclampsia/hypertension and placental abruption. It has symptoms of preeclampsia, small uterus and stillbirth. ...Read more

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What are the complications of transient ischemic attack?

What are the complications of transient ischemic attack?

Stroke: Most feared complication of a TIA is a stroke. Stroke can potentially be large and very debilitating. Tia necessitates careful evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Arrhythmia?

What are the complications of Arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: A heart arrhythmia can be due to a variety of causes. Some are very benign (not dangerous) but some can be life threatening. Complications or symptoms of an arrhythmia can include sensations of fast or abnormal heart rate or heart pounding, lightheadedness, almost passing out, passing out, shortness of breath, chest pain, stroke, cardiac arrest, and death. ...Read more

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What is causes of myocardial infarction in young?

What is causes of myocardial infarction in young?

Variable: A congenital anomaly of one or more heart( coronary arteries) vessels high blood pressure high cholesterol high triglycerides smoking depends on what you mean as young? Cocaine abuse is a problem. ...Read more

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What are the causes of coronary thrombosis and what affects the risk of coronary heart disease?

What are the causes of coronary thrombosis and what affects the risk of coronary heart disease?

Genes and lifestyle: Coronary thrombus is a clot in an artery that feeds the heart. Anything that damages or roughens the lining of the blood vessels could result in clot formation, such as elevated cholesterol and hypertension. Risk factors include family history of heart disease, being male, increasing age, elevated cholesterol or ldl, obesity, smoking, and being sedentary. ...Read more

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What are some of the consequences of coronary artery blockage?

What are some of the consequences of coronary artery blockage?

Chest pain: There may be no symptoms but if the blockage is severe enough, chest pain, especially on exertion, can occur. Also heart attack or even sudden death. Therefore, good to see your doctor and be advised of your risk factors and ways to prevent coronary artery blockage. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of myocardial perfusion scans?

What are the dangers of myocardial perfusion scans?

Perfusion scan: read this: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/cardiovascular/myocardial_perfusion_scan_stress_92,P07979/

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What are the possible outcomes for myocardial infarction?

What are the possible outcomes for myocardial infarction?

Several: Most people recover with little complications. Some suffer cardiac arrest and die suddenly. A small group have major myocardial infarctions resulting in substantial and disablling damage to the heart. Shortness of breath and loss of energy can occur. Recurrent myocardial infarctions are not uncommon in those who continue to have high risk factors that are not addressed. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of coronary heart disease?

What are the consequences of coronary heart disease?

Pain, failure, death: Blocked coronary arteries affect the blood flow to the heart. This causes chest discomfort when inadequate circulation is present. When blocked arteries close completely, this causes heart attack and heart damage which can lead to heart failure or death. ...Read more

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What are the complications of acute renal failure?

What are the complications of acute renal failure?

Several: High potassium, fluid overload, metabolic acidosis, these problems can lead to heart failure, cardiac rythym disturbances and even death. ...Read more

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What is the significance of coronary ischemia?

What is the significance of coronary ischemia?

Blood flow limited: It means that the heart muscle is not getting enough blood flow to meet its metabolic demands to carry out the required activities. This usually connotes a narrowing ("blockage") in one of the major coronary arteries that supplies heart muscle with blood, and hence oxygen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of coronary arteriosclerosis?

What are the symptoms of coronary arteriosclerosis?

Can vary: Classic symptoms are chest tightness with shortness of breathe with exertion.Pts have sweating , nausea, and have left arm pain. Pts may also have jaw pain. The symptoms resolve with rest.However most pts dont have such clasic symptoms.Diabetics may have no symptoms at all and they are among the highest risk group.Women tend to have atypical symptoms too.If your concerned w/ risk factors see ur dr. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of CABG failure?

What are the symptoms of CABG failure?

Same as CAD: CABG failure either means the grafts clotted off or else the grafts were not placed in the best area to bypass all the blockages, especially in patients with diffuse blockages where there may not have been a good place no matter what ... Symptoms are return of the angina, decreased exercise tolerance, fatigue, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, nausea, sweating, etc. ...Read more

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What are the effects of coronary artery disease?

What are the effects of coronary artery disease?

Chest pain: This can result in chest pan on exertion and can lead to a heart attack where part of the heart muscle can be damaged. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of heart failure?

What are the consequences of heart failure?

Multiple: The most common consequences of congestive heart failure or shortness of breath, lethargy, inability to exercise, and a shortened lifespan. ...Read more

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Infarction (Definition)

When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more