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What is acute coronary syndrome myocardial infarction?

What is acute coronary syndrome myocardial infarction?

Continuum: Both are a result of inadequate blood supply to the heart muscle. Acute coronary syndrome means that the imbalance is sufficient to cause symptoms that prompt aggressive intervention, but may not result in permanent heart damage; a myocardial infarction implies that overt heart damage has occurred, hence positive markers of tissue damage. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


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Is coronary artery disease acute or chronic?

Is coronary artery disease acute or chronic?

Chronic is Typical: Artery disease, especially in the heart arteries, is dominant human behavior, typically starts in childhood yet is typically ignored for decades because it remains asymptomatic until plaque ruptures release debris, triggers clots & suddenly blocks blood flow. These plaque ruptures are the basis for acute symptomatic disease. Thus best to treat the driving factors early, not wait for symptoms. ...Read more

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How can hypertension causes acute coronary syndrome?

How can  hypertension causes acute coronary syndrome?

Usually not: A hypertensive spell can cause aortic or coronary acute dissection, but commonly atherosclerosis is the cause of heart attacks - acute coronary syndromes. ...Read more

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Management of patient with acute coronary syndrome ?

Management of patient with acute coronary syndrome ?

Go to ER: If you suspect acute coronary syndrome in any person, it is important to call 911. 911 during the transport to er will get the patient oxygen and aspirin, sublingual nitro as needed. And er will assess the patient and do appropriate cardiac management. ...Read more

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What does coronary occlusion acute, arterio-sclerotic cardio vascular disease and acute myocardial infarction mean?

What does coronary occlusion acute, arterio-sclerotic cardio vascular disease and acute myocardial infarction mean?

the same thing: Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease means blockages in the coronary arteries. The manifestation of coronary artery blockage is a heart attack. When this happen suddenly, we say it is acute. ...Read more

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Is acute respiratory syndrome fatal?

Is acute respiratory syndrome fatal?

Likely: ARDS still carries a very high mortality rate of about 35-38% in multiple studies and the morbidity rate is higher. Lot of work has been done and is ongoing. ...Read more

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Define?accute anteroseptal myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic obstructive coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, hypokalemia

Define?accute anteroseptal myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic obstructive coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, hypokalemia

Here are some...: A 400-letter space is impossible to address many indicated subjects as questioned here. Why not type in the terms as keywords to search online? Thereby you surely gain a lot of pertinent information to feed your appetite of knowledge. Or you may just ask your doc who should be able to answer your questions to the point much easier. ...Read more

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What are some uncommon acute coronary syndrome symptoms?

What are some uncommon acute coronary syndrome symptoms?

Can be no symptom: Left elbow pain is an odd one i've seen. Isolated, painless, exertional shortness of breath (dyspnea) is a fairly common but atypical presentation. Pain lasting for hours is very unusual but i've seen it. Painless confusion in the very elderly is another odd presentation that sometimes happens. Strange presentations tend to occur in the very elderly-young people are more typical. ...Read more

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How effective is MRI at diagnosing compartment syndrome or chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

How effective is MRI at diagnosing compartment syndrome or chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

Compartment syndrome: is primarily a clinical, rather than an imaging, diagnosis. That said, MRI is very sensitive at detecting signs of compartment syndrome. ...Read more

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Can smoking trigger/increase symptoms of chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

Probably/why risk it: Cecs happens due to reduced blood flow in muscle areas. It happens in physically active people, for whom smoking can rob oxygen and reduce your exercise tolerance. In any person, tobacco exposes you to 50 known carcinogens plus carbon monoxide and other chemicals. Best thing would be not risking any tobacco (and it gets harder to stop as you get older). Free, no-nag help at 800-quit-now. ...Read more

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What is acute respiratory distress syndrome ards?

What is acute respiratory distress syndrome ards?

Severe SOB: ARDS is severe shortness of breath caused by an insult and inflamatory response to the lungs. Its not cardiogenic and can be infectious, toxic, or autoimmmune.Some pts need to placed on a ventilator while recovering.Breathing treatments, antiobiotics, steroids as needed.The source should be sought out to target therapy. ...Read more

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What is acute myocardial infarction?

What is acute myocardial infarction?

Heart attack: Acute means happening myocardium is the heart muscle infarction is ischemia/ death of cells medical for heart attack. ...Read more

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Whats chronic compartment syndrome?

Whats chronic compartment syndrome?

Same as exertional: Chronic compartment syndrome is the same as exertional compartment syndrome. It is when the pressure from the muscle compartment in the shin is high. It causes pain in the front of the shin after activity or exercise and it typically is relieved after rest. Some patients report numbness and tingling to the front of the foot as well. It can be experienced in any kind of sport that involves running. ...Read more

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What percentage of people with atypical chest pain develop acute coronary syndrome?

What percentage of people with atypical chest pain develop acute coronary syndrome?

Depends: That would depend on age, sex, and risk factors. For example a healthy 28 year old with atypical chest pain is unlikely to have ACS but a female in her 60s with HTN and smoker with a typical chest pain will have a far higher chance. % going from 5 to 30% roughly ...Read more

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Is coronary artery disease also known as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction?

Is coronary artery disease also known as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction?

Yes and no: Atherosclerosis is narrowing and hardening of the blood vessels. It occurs in people with high cholesterol , with hypertension and can run in families. Myocardial infarction is a " heart attack" caused by a decreased blood supply to the heart. The most common cause of myocardial infarction is coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis). ...Read more

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What is acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards)?

What is acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards)?

ARDS: A lung injury caused by many different conditions where the membrane separating the air space from the blood space becomes porous allowing fluid to fill up the air spaces and prevent o2 transport. The lung becomes stiff and difficult to inflate increasing the work of breathing. Most people will require a ventilator and ICU care. ...Read more

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What usually causes acute tubular necrosis when considering acute kidney failure?

What usually causes acute tubular necrosis when considering acute kidney failure?

Ask your doctor: You should be seeing a specialist called a nephrologist. They will explain it to you. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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