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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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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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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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Difference between heart failure and angina?

Difference between heart failure and angina?

Chest pain: Angina is typically described as chest discomfort or shortness of breath brought on by exertion and relieved by rest heart failure is usually associated with fatigue and shortness of breath both with exercise and sometimes with laying down or at night. ...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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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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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 differentiated between heartburn and myocardial infarct?

What is differentiated between heartburn and myocardial infarct?

Difficult: It is difficult to differentiate between the two and may be very similar. Further information and evaluation is needed. ...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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Coronary artery disease is the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction. True?

Coronary artery disease is the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction. True?

Arteriosclerosis: Arteriosclerosis is the usual cause for coronary artery disease. Myocardial infarction is usually caused by coronary artery disease(i.e. Arteriosclerosis). They are interrelated but arteriosclerosis is not myocardial infarction but it is the usual cause through coronary arteriosclerosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between angina, coronary artery disease, and heart disease?

What is the difference between angina, coronary artery disease, and heart disease?

Symptom, Disease: Angina and angina equivalents are symptoms of cad: coronary artery disease - which is often pooled with other heart aliments and described as heart disease. Heart disease could potentially encompass other conditions such as congestive heart failure, chf, atrial fibrillation or flutter, af, kinds of cardiomyopathy, bundle branch block, and valve disorders and potentially more. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute coronary syndrome, unstable angina, and mi?

What is the difference between acute coronary syndrome, unstable angina, and mi?

See below: Acute coronary syndrome or unstable angina usually means chest pain due interruption of blood flow to the heart muscle. Myocardial infarction ( mi) implies damage to the heart muscle due to prolonged interruption of the blood flow to the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Difference between pulmonary embolism and heart attack?

Difference between pulmonary embolism and heart attack?

Vast: Pulmonary embolism is the blockage of the pulmonary artery branches by clot, most commonly from the legs. Causes lung dysfunction and heart failure sometimes death. Heart attack (myocardial infarction) is the result of a blockage of the coronary (heart) artery with resultant death of a portion of the heart muscle. Result is heart dysfunction/failure/arrest and even death. ...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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What is the difference between premature coronary heart disease and coronary heart disease?

What is the difference between premature coronary heart disease and coronary heart disease?

Age @ time of dx: Premature basically refers to manifestation of coronary disease and/ or it's diagnosis before age 55 in men and pre-menopausal women. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heart murmer, heart attack and heart episode?

What is the difference between heart murmer, heart attack and heart episode?

Lots.: Murmur: sound of turbulent blood flow through heart. Can be normal or abnormal. Heart attack: heart muscle dies because supply of oxygen was below demand. Episode: nonspecific. Could mean a lot of things. ...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. Daniel Lebowitz
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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