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Causes Of Inferior Myocardial Infarction
Many poss causes: An inferior mi refers to a heart attack on the inferior wall of the heart muscle. Almost all heart attacks are the result of fatty deposits on the inside of arteries that break open and cause clotting which will blocks the artery (and the blood from flowing to the part of the heart the artery feeds). Family history, fatty diet, smoking, high blood pressure all contribute to this process. ...Read more
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
Heart attack: Inferior myocardial infarction is a heart attack on the bottom of the heart. This portion of the heart is frequently served by the right coronary artery but occasionally by the circumflex coronary artery. When the artery closes, the bottom of the heart does not get any blood, and the muscle of the heart is injured. ...Read more
Possible inferior myocardial infarction probably old. Possible abnormal ecg...Does this mean I had an attack? I am diabetic and workout daily.
Q waves on an ekg suggest prior damage.
If there were symptoms, enzyme elevations helps confirm the timing and degree.
Compare with any prior ekg.
Continue your risk reduction approach, but discuss with your pcp. ...Read more
Ekg say flat t waves in v4v5v6.Check av block of higher degree. Absolute arrhythmia, atrial flutter. Inferior myocardial infarction, probably old, normal?
It is hard to: Say based on your description, but it sounds abnormal of course, you should see if there is a clinical correlation. Review it with your doctor and compare it with old ekgs. This will help determine the next best step. ...Read more
Many poss causes: Almost all heart attacks are the result of fatty deposits on the inside of arteries that break open and cause clotting which will blocks the artery (and the blood from flowing to the part of the heart the artery feeds). Family history, fatty diet, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and other disorders can all contribute to this process. ...Read more
No: Well I shouldn't be so definite. Who would have thought that ulcers would be caused by infection. There has been noted to be an increase in heart attacks related to certain infections including those involving the gums, so the cause and effect question has been raised. It has been suggested that inflammation plays a role. But at this time I think most doubt the cause and effect relationship. ...Read more
Depends on one's personal risks
smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes
, family history.
Simply, one blocks the feeding coronary artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack!
myocardial infarction is the medical term. Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis: Most myocardial infarctions are associated with atherosclerotic disease ...Read more
Atherosclerosis MI: Atherosclerosis-hardening of the arteries due to cholesterol plaque buildup - the plaques are made up of fat, collagen, muscle cells and blood cells. The plaques rupture - lead to clot formation - thereby clogging the arteries. Decreasing blood supply to heart muscle. ...Read more
Ischemia vs MI: Cholesterol plaque develops in the heart arteries. Progressive narrowing - usually greater than 70% - can lead to lack of blood flow to the heart muscle during exercise or rest and causes angina or ischemia. Myocardial infarction is due to the rupture of a plaque which causes a blood clot to form (thrombosis) in the artery blocking blood flow to that area of the heart muscle which then dies. ...Read more
No: But it can cause pulmonary embolism or migration of the clots to lungs. Clinically sometimes hard to differentiate, totally different conditions otherwise. ...Read more
Unique to person: In many occations not painfull at all. Most common symptom is chest pressure, heavyness, oppresion, shortness of breath not "pain", sometimes indigestion like symptoms. "silent" heart attacks are common in patients with diabetes. Still today about 50% of people die on their first heart attack. In many occations thinking" its not my heart", " its reflux", "indigestion", "my hiatal hernia"anything but. ...Read more
Various: The st segment is a portion of the electrocardiogram. A myocardial infarction can be described as st elevation myocardial infarction or non-st elevation myocardial infarction depending on the appearance of the electrocardiogram. Management of the 2 types of heart attack are somewhat different. ...Read more
Multiple methods: Myocardial infarction (mi) is suspected by symptoms usually including chest pain. The conclusive diagnosis is established based on a combination of specific abnormalities of the electrocardiogram (ekg) and presence of certain heart enzymes that leak into the blood during an mi. The most common enzymes are called ck-mb and troponin. ...Read more
Many: The location is a major factor: left main blockage is most likely to be fatal. Proximal left anterior descending is also often fatal. Patient factors such as on-going tobacco use, uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, anemia, pre-existing heart or kidney failure and advanced age all raise the risk. ...Read more
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
Heart Emergency: 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 & the risk of death. ...Read more
? MI?: 18 year old boys don't have MI's almost ever. If they are feeling chest pain it is almost invariably reflux wherein stomach contents are being regurgitated up the esophagus and it is called heartburn. A key to diagnosing a true MI is that the pain is exercise induced-I.e. It gets worse when you're walking up the stairs or whatever and it gets better when you stop. If that is so, get to ER pronto. ...Read more
A heart attack: The septum is the wall that separates the right from the left side of the heart. Myocardial infarction, a heart attack, is caused by a blocked artery in the heart. If the artery blocked supplies the blood to the septum the result is called a septal myocardial infarction. ...Read more
Many approaches: There are many type of interventions to prevent heart disease. Eat a diet lower in saturated fats and chiolesterol. Increase your intake of fiber, fruits and vegetables. Start an exercise program, 30 minutes 5 days a week. See a doctor. Check your blood pressure, cholesterol and fasting blood sugar. Talk about family history. Know your risk levels and get started on therapies to modify them. ...Read more
ST elevation...: Many believe that an st elevation myocardial infarction means that it is a transmural infarct (involving the whole thickness of the myocardium). Some people refer to nstemi (non st elevation myocardial infarction) as non-transmural infarct (not involving the whole thickness of the myocardium). These definitions are somewhat debatable but thought you may be interested. ...Read more
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