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Doctor insights on: Cardiologist For Anterolateral Ischemia

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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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Ischemia (Definition)

Ischemia is a symptom in which a person does not have enough blood supply to a part of the body, making that part of the body "ischemic". For example, in a heart attack, a coronary artery is blocked so blood cannot get to the heart muscle beyond the blockage point. The heart muscle lacking ...Read more


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What is anterior ischemia (+ chest pain) & how accurate is an ECG (dr read results & referred to cardiologist) anything to be super concerned about?

What is anterior ischemia (+ chest pain) & how accurate is an ECG (dr read results & referred to cardiologist) anything to be super concerned about?

Yes: Anterior ischemia means forward [anterior] heart muscle is not getting enough oxygen. This is representative of angina and ultimately heart attack. Ecgs are good, but can miss problems. They are not always easy to interpret. There are additional more thorough tests if there is any concern regarding heart muscle ischemia, ex: exercise stress test, heart catheterization to name the most common. ...Read more

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What tests can a cardiologist?

Cardiologist: Please rephrase the question so we can give you an answer ...Read more

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What can my cardiologist do for me?

What can my cardiologist do for me?

Cardiologist: Cardiologists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of heart/cardiovascular disorders. Some cardiologists have other training and abilities. ...Read more

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When should someone see a cardiologist?

When should someone see a cardiologist?

Cardiology: if you are experiencing chest pain with radiation to your left arm or if you experience fast heart beat or missing beats or if you feel that you feel like passing out with minimal workout are some good reasons ...Read more

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What is a cardiologist appointment like?

What is a cardiologist appointment like?

Appointment: Pretty much like any other. You will fill out history forms, the assistant or nurse will check blood pressure/heart rate. You will meet with the doctor who will take a detailed history of the symptoms you are having and assess your risk factors. The doc will then order any testing needed to further evaluate your problem, and possibly order labs or medications. There will likely be a follow up. ...Read more

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How should I become a successful cardiologist?

The 3As: Affability, availability, and ability in this order of importance are the 3as of success. ...Read more

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