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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


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Which lab test can diagnose an acute myocardial infarction?

Which lab test can diagnose an acute myocardial infarction?

MI: after history and physical examination, the electrocardiogram is the first test we go to. Beyond that are a lot of other possible tests. ...Read more

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What is acute myocardial infarction?

Heart attack: Acute means happening myocardium is the heart muscle infarction is ischemia/ death of cells medical for heart attack. ...Read more

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Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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What is acute coronary syndrome myocardial infarction?

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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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 an unrecognized non-q-wave myocardial infarction?

What is an unrecognized non-q-wave myocardial infarction?

Q vs. non-Q: When a heat attack causes a full thickness ("transmural") heart attack, the ekg reveals the resulting scar by inscribing a "q" wave in the leads that correspond to the damaged area. If the heart attack was not transmural or occurred in an area not seen well on ekg, there may be no q waves. If you had no symptoms at the time of the heart attack (25-50% of all attacks), it will be "unrecognized.". ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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How can differentiate the chest pain from acute pericarditis than acute myocardial infarction?

Dr. Gutti Rao Dr. Rao
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How can differentiate the chest pain from acute pericarditis than acute myocardial infarction?

Different: Acute pericarditis may present with fever chest pain. On exam we may find pericardial rub. Also ekg findings may differ between the two. ...Read more

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What confirms myocardial infarction?

What confirms myocardial infarction?

Toponins,clinic,wall: Acute cardiogenic shock, .Ventricular arrythmias, infarct syndrome, flash pulmonary edema, wall motion abnormalities, syncope, presyncope, cardiac arrest, . It takes 4 hours for troponins to elevate after the infarct begins. That is why clinical symptoms dictate emergent coronary interventions. Troponins may still be normal within minutes of a life threatening myocardial infarct. ...Read more

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What does coronary occlusion acute, arterio-sclerotic cardio vascular disease and acute myocardial infarction mean?

What does coronary occlusion acute, arterio-sclerotic cardio vascular disease and acute myocardial infarction mean?

the same thing: Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease means blockages in the coronary arteries. The manifestation of coronary artery blockage is a heart attack. When this happen suddenly, we say it is acute. ...Read more

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Acute myocardial infarction and is treated with a fibrinolytic, what to do?

Acute myocardial infarction and is treated with a fibrinolytic, what to do?

Intervention: Fibrinolytics are used to treated the acute event. This is followed by a cardiac catheterization, then either angioplasty and/or stenting, or surgery to treat the culprit lesion. Then medical therapy takes over. ...Read more

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

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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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

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Can I use herbalife niteworks for patient with acute anteroseptal wall myocardial infarction?

Can I use herbalife niteworks for patient with acute anteroseptal wall myocardial infarction?

Safety is unknown: Herbalife has many products, and since they are not medications approved by the fda, herbalife products are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are. If an herbalife user hears of some interaction or thinks she is getting a side effect, she can visit her primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Why use alteplase drug in treatment. Of myocardial infarction?

Why use alteplase drug in treatment. Of myocardial infarction?

To stop it!: It treated soon enough, a clot-based coronary artery obstruction can be dissolve with this medication before signifcant to the heart muscle can occur. ...Read more

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Is subendo infarct, initial a heart attack?

Is subendo infarct, initial a heart attack?

Possible.: Subendocardial infarct means necrosis of inner third of the lining of the chamber of the heart. It may progress to full thickness or transmural infarct! ...Read more

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How is ischemia linked to myocardial infarction, along with thrombosis?

How is ischemia linked to myocardial infarction, along with thrombosis?

MI: Ischemia is a state of insufficient blood supply to an organ, in this case the heart. When the condition persists it causes death of the tissue/organ - myocardial infarction. The cause of limited supply can be a narrowing of the supplying blood vessel, a blood cloth(thrombosis), a combination of both, or an increased tissue energy need such as in fever/sepsis etc... ...Read more

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Acute myocardial infarction due to es debility. What is that?

Acute myocardial infarction due to es debility. What is that?

????: I've never heard of es debility. Could you possibly be misspelling it? Please recheck and post again. ...Read more

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Myocardial infarction treatment?

Myocardial infarction treatment?

See a doctor: Anyone who has had a heart attack/mi should be under the care of a physician who can evaluate their risks, cardiac status and prescribe the appropriate treatments. ...Read more

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Meaning of the diagnosis from an EKG, 12 Lead, Initial: Sinus bradycardia, Low voltage QRS, Possible Septal and Inferior infarcts, age undetermined.

Meaning of the diagnosis from an EKG, 12 Lead, Initial: Sinus bradycardia, Low voltage QRS, Possible Septal and Inferior infarcts, age undetermined.

3 things: Sinus bradycardia means the heart rate is less than 60 Low voltage QRS could be associated with many things, including obesity, emphysema, lung disease, pericardial effusion, infiltrative cardiomyopathy, etc Possible septal and inferior infarcts age undetermined: there is some evidence of possible heart attacks on the septal and inferior walls of the heart, and cannot determine the age of events ...Read more

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When is a n acute myocardial infarction treated with a fibrinolytic.?

When is a n acute myocardial infarction treated with a fibrinolytic.?

ST Elevation MI: Heart attacks are classified into two categories-st elevation mi and non st elevation mi. Fibrinolytics are used in the first and platelet inhibitors are used in the second. ...Read more

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What is the age-related mortality rate for myocardial infarctions?

What is the age-related mortality rate for myocardial infarctions?

Goes up with age: Numbers are approximate: (all comers) <1980: 20 % mortality 1990: (with thrombolysis):10-15% 2000: (with pci):5-10% 2010: (with drug eluting stents):2-5% the sooner one arrives, the lower the mortality. Age, lung, kidney and cerebrovascular disease increase mortality. Age is a factor but not as much as the above. ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more