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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Angina Pectoris And Myocardial Infarction

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How are angina pectoris and myocardial infarction different?

How are angina pectoris and myocardial infarction different?

Continuum: Angina can be quite severe and respond to rest, oxygen, nitroglycerin. And fully recover with no muscle death.
The pain fibers are the same source.


Some myocardial infarction can be asymptomatic all the way to the worst, ominous, pain ever!
there is heart muscle death as the defining entity
may need surgery or intervention. ...Read more

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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I was wondering is angina pectoris and myocardial infarction the same disease?

I was wondering is angina pectoris and myocardial infarction the same disease?

Not: Angina means your heart isn't receiving enough oxygen to meet its needs. However, it's reversible. Mi means that the deficiency in circulation is so severe and prolonged that there has been irreversible heart damage with cell injury and death. ...Read more

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Is the pain that occurs in angina pectoris and myocardial infarction the same?

Is the pain that occurs in angina pectoris and myocardial infarction the same?

Chest pain: Typically the pain of angina pectoris resolves with rest and lasts just a few minutes at most. Heart attack pain typically is a resting pain and is like angina but worse. They are both caused by myocardial ischemia but the angina ischemia is reversible. The heart attack ischemia results in death of some of the heart's muscle. ...Read more

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Please tell me if angina pectoris and myocardial infarction are the same disease?

Please tell me if angina pectoris and myocardial infarction are the same disease?

No.: Angina Pectoris refers to chest pain, specifically spasms of the pectorals muscle, but usually the chest in general. This MAY be a symptom of a heart attack, which is also called, a myocardial infarction (MI). Myocardial means heart muscle and infarction is the lack of blood flow, causing the MI, and then, the angina pectoris. Chest pain may also be caused by other things besides the heart. ...Read more

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What are stable and unstable angina and myocardial infarction, and links to other infomration?

What are stable and unstable angina and myocardial infarction, and links to other infomration?

Continuum: Angina can be quite severe and respond to rest, oxygen, nitroglycerin. And fully recover with no muscle death.
The pain fibers are the same source.


Some myocardial infarction can be asymptomatic all the way to the worst, ominous, pain ever!
there is heart muscle death as the defining entity
may need surgery or intervention. ...Read more

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Do patients with untreated stable angina develop unstable angina leading to myocardial infarction?

Do patients with untreated stable angina develop unstable angina leading to myocardial infarction?

Depends: On level of medical treatment. But, yes unstable angina and acs can affect any one. ...Read more

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Do patients with untreated stable angina end up developing unstable angina leading to myocardial infarction?

Very likely: The key is untreated. Medical treatment is effective. See your doctor and get treated. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a myocardial infarct, ischemia and angina?

What is the difference between a myocardial infarct, ischemia and angina?

Maybe very serious: Ischemia means an area of the heart is not getting enough blood usually because of a blockage in an artery. The severity depends on whether it is a major artery or not. An intact occurs when the artery is completely blocked and the muscle dies. Angina is the pain felt when ischemia occurs. ...Read more

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

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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What is the difference between a heart attack, myocardial infarction?

What is the difference between a heart attack, myocardial infarction?

Same: Heart attack is the lay term for myocardial infarction (comes in two levels of severity. Non-st-elevation and st-elevation - which refer to changes on an ekg and broadly reflect if an arterial occlusion is total or subtotal). ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between myocardial infarction and myocardial ischemia?

Can any doc tell me what's the difference between myocardial infarction and myocardial ischemia?

Damage done: Myocardia ischemia means heart muscle not getting enough oxygen. Frequently this is angina. When the lack of oxygen is prolonged there is destruction of the muscle: this is a heart attack or myocardial infarction. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a heart failure from myocardial infarction?

What's the difference between a heart failure from myocardial infarction?

Not sure of your?: CHF may be independent of mi but mi is most common cause of CHF (systolic). ...Read more

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What is the difference between myocardial infarction and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease?

What is the difference between myocardial infarction and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease?

See details: A myocardial infarction causes irreversibly damage to the heart muscle. Atherosclerosis is hardening of the arteries but does not imply damage to the heart muscle itself. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between heart failure from myocardial infarction?

Yes: Myocardial infarction ("heart attack") is permanent injury to heart muscle from lack of blood supply. Heart failure is a syndrome that can occur from many causes when the heart doesn't pump effectively. One of those causes can be myocardial infarction but CHF can also occur from high blood pressure, valve abnormalities, rhythm disturbances, infection, tumor, senescence and many, many other causes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between a heart failure from myocardial infarction?

Can you tell me the difference between a heart failure from myocardial infarction?

HF and MI: Hf is due to ineffective pumping action of the heart resulting in fluid overload. Mi is due to blockage of one or several arteries that supply and nourish the heart. It might result in various complications. ...Read more

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What are the differences between myocardial infarction and myocardial ischemia?

What are the differences between myocardial infarction and myocardial ischemia?

Ischemia: Ischemia is a term for tissue not getting enough oxygen (almost the same as not enough blood supply). Infarction is the end result of too much ischemia, it means death of the tissue. In other words infarction is the result of severe prolonged ischemia. ...Read more

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How do I get tested for myocardial infarction?

How do I get tested for myocardial infarction?

See MD: An internal medicine specialist and cardiologist is your best bet for diagnostic studies unless the chest/arm pain is immediate, then go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Can a 23 years woman get myocardial infarction?

Can a 23 years woman get myocardial infarction?

Very rare unless: You are are talking about significant congenital disease or coronary dissection which are rare. ...Read more

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What is the most common complication of early myocardial infarction?

What is the most common complication of early myocardial infarction?

Arrhythmia: The most common early complication of myocardial infarction is arrhythmia typically ventricular fibrillation. If this occurs in the hospital, it responds promptly to cardioversion. If it occurs outside the hospital it can result in sudden death. The highest period of risk occurs in the first 48 hours. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Angina (Definition)

Angina is chest pain that is caused by poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is not an actual disease, but rather a symptom of an existing heart problem. Most commonly, this underlying problem is due to an obstruction of the coronary blood vessels that surround the heart. There are different types of angina including stable angina, unstable ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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