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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is 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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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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Can one still go mountain biking when he is diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome?

Can one still go mountain biking when he is diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome?

Coronary Syndrome.: Not until cleared by the cardiologist who treated the acs. It depends on whether the underlying disease has been corrected or not. ...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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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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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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Please help me what is the main difference between acute coronary syndrome, angina and mi?

Coronary syndrome: Mi is non reversible resulting in the loss of some heart muscles. Angina is when the coronary arteries diameter is constricted and does not provide enough blood (=oxygen) for a certain degree of activities. Treat by reducing activities temporarily while waiting to be treated aggressively = er immediate. But lot other diseases have sx that mimic heart angina, even good doc have difficulty to dx. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute coronary syndrome, unstable angina, and mi?

What is the difference between acute coronary syndrome, unstable angina, and mi?

See below: Acute coronary syndrome or unstable angina usually means chest pain due interruption of blood flow to the heart muscle. Myocardial infarction ( mi) implies damage to the heart muscle due to prolonged interruption of the blood flow to the heart muscle. ...Read more

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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

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What is the difference between myocardial infarction and a acute coronary syndrome?

What is the difference between myocardial infarction and a acute coronary syndrome?

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. James Lin
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more