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Got a possible anteroseptal infarct EKG result. How often is this a wrong dx?

Got a possible anteroseptal infarct EKG result.  How often is this a wrong dx?

very often: If you have no history of heart disease, this is likely to be wrong. It's based on abnormal voltage of the r wave in lead v2 and is very often due to lead placement. If your doctor moves the leads around a little (usually going up or down a rib interspace), the infarct pattern often disappears. An echo or nuclear stress test can also rule this out. ...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


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7 month after TB meningitis MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in left thalamus right basal ganglia she's only 22yr having mild stroke symptoms. Can she recover? She's on TB meds and baclofen+tizanidine

7 month after TB meningitis MRI say chronic lacunar infarct in  left thalamus right basal ganglia she's only 22yr having mild stroke symptoms. Can she recover? She's on TB meds and baclofen+tizanidine

Tb meningitis.: Usual rule of thumb is best revery in 6 months altho some recvery seen up to two years. Based on your description of mri, recovery very very unlikely. You use word chronic in your description. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have multi infarct dementia? I have symptoms of memory loss?

How can I tell if I have multi infarct dementia? I have symptoms of memory loss?

See Neurologist: Studies like MRI of the head, neuro-psychological tests. May help..The important thing is an evaluation by a neurologist or a psyvhiatrist. ...Read more

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Mri shows lacunar infarct in left thalmus according to physician. No major symptoms. H/a, dizziness, loss of balance. Do i need to be treated for this?

Mri shows lacunar infarct in left thalmus according to physician. No major symptoms. H/a, dizziness, loss of balance. Do i need to be treated for this?

Perhaps: Real question to be discerned is why do you, at age 21 have signs of a stroke? Is it old related to a childhood issue, or newer. Do you have a hematological issue such as sickle cell, or do you have a hereditary problem with homocysteine, such as mthfr. Is there a cardiac problem such as a lingering vsd, or pfo? In other words, is there a future risk? Get answers and even additional opinions. ...Read more

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What is anteroseptal infarct?

What is anteroseptal infarct?

Heart Attack: Infarction is a heart attack, anteroseptal describes the location, which is the front wall of the heart, and the wall between the ventricles. This generally would have been cause by an occlusion in the left anterior descending coronary artery. (lad). ...Read more

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44 year old female that had had chest pain and was put on a 12 lead the other day and was diagnosed with anterosrptal infarct. Is this serious ?

44 year old female that had had chest pain  and was put on a 12 lead the other day and was diagnosed with anterosrptal infarct. Is this serious ?

Yes but: This is a common false positive in women due to attenuation secondary to breast tissue. Repeat ekg & get echocardiogram is still abnormal. ...Read more

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39 yr old male weightlifter. Hypertension palps. Ekg says old antero septal infarct. Consider inferior ischemia. I don't believe it. No pain w exercise?

39 yr old male weightlifter. Hypertension palps. Ekg says old antero septal infarct. Consider inferior ischemia. I don't believe it. No pain w exercise?

Artifact: It is likely that with a thick heart or LVH that the ekg shows those findings. Check with your doctor and an echocardiogram maybe helpful in confirming or refuting findings. ...Read more

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Infarct (Definition)

Infarct is also known as Infarction. It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with ...Read more


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