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Dr. Asaf Presente Dr. Presente
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
12 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What is an inferior myocardial infarction from?

What is an inferior myocardial infarction from?

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.

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

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


Dr. Francis Uricchio Dr. Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
34 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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I need to know what's an inferior myocardial infarction?

I need to know what's an inferior myocardial infarction?

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.

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Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Possible inferior myocardial infarction probably old. Possible abnormal ecg...Does this mean I had an attack? I am diabetic and workout daily.

Possible inferior myocardial infarction probably old. Possible abnormal ecg...Does this mean I had an attack? I am diabetic and workout daily.

EKG change: 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.

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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu Dr. Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
27 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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What is left ventricular hypertrophy with inferior myocardial infarction in a 15 yo boy?

Hypertrophy: Sounds like you are reading us an automatic ecg interpretation which is usually not reliable. did he have an echocardiogram, You can consult me or one of us if you need more detailed info. Www. Healthtap. Com/volkantuzcu

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas Dr. Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
25 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Ekg say flat t waves in v4v5v6.Check av block of higher degree. Absolute arrhythmia, atrial flutter. Inferior myocardial infarction, probably old, normal?

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.

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Dr. Asaf Presente Dr. Presente
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
12 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Myocardial infarction causes?

Myocardial infarction causes?

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.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What can cause a myocardial infarction at age 30?

What can cause a myocardial infarction at age 30?

Heart attack: Premature coronary artery disease of atherosclerotic type can cause mi in young people, smoking, cocaine, inflammatory heart disease, some hyperthrombotic diseases, while uncommon that young, it definitely happens.

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Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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What is causes of myocardial infarction in young?

What is causes of myocardial infarction in young?

Variable: A congenital anomaly of one or more heart (coronary arteries) vessels high blood pressure high cholesterol high triglycerides smoking depends on what you mean as young? Cocaine abuse is a problem.

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Dr. Louis Grenzer Dr. Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
51 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Is myocardial infarction caused by an infection?

Is myocardial infarction caused by an infection?

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.

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Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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How does hypertension cause myocardial infarction?

How does hypertension cause myocardial infarction?

Atherosclerosis: 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.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Is myocardial infarction caused by atherosclerosis?

Is myocardial infarction caused by atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis: Most myocardial infarctions are associated with atherosclerotic disease

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Is a myocardial infarction caused by atherosclerosis?

Is a myocardial infarction caused by atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis: Rupture of an atherosclotic plaque is considered a leading cause of myocardial infarction.

Dr. Tamanna Nahar Dr. Nahar
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
years in practice
Bangalore University, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College
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I have a question about myocardial infarction: is it caused by atherosclerosis?

I have a question about myocardial infarction: is it caused by atherosclerosis?

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.

Dr. Mark Landers Dr. Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
27 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Does ischemia or thrombosis cause myocardial infarction?

Does ischemia or thrombosis cause myocardial infarction?

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.

Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc Dr. Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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Hello doc. .. could deep vein thrombosis cause myocardial infarction?

Hello doc. .. could deep vein thrombosis cause myocardial infarction?

No: But it can cause pulmonary embolism or migration of the clots to lungs. Clinically sometimes hard to differentiate, totally different conditions otherwise.

Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz Dr. Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
35 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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How painful is a myocardial infarction?

How painful is a myocardial infarction?

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.

Dr. Francis Uricchio Dr. Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
34 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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What is a st-wave myocardial infarction?

What is a st-wave myocardial infarction?

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.

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Dr. Robert Roth Dr. Roth
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
36 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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How do you diagnose myocardial infarction?

How do you diagnose myocardial infarction?

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.

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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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What factors make myocardial infarction worse?

What factors make myocardial infarction worse?

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.

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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


Dr. Creighton Wright
3,964 Doctors shared insights

Heart Attack (Definition)

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