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Does asthma lead to myocardial infarction?

Does asthma lead to myocardial infarction?

It can if...: Asthma can lead to a heart attack if you have coronary arterial disease. The stress from an asthma attack can lead to an mi, or the inflammation associated with uncontrolled asthma might lead to rupture of the plaque in the coronary artery, again leading to mi. This might be the mechanism that explains the increase in heart attacks during high pollution days... But might not. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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Can pericardial effusion lead to myocardial infarction?

Can pericardial effusion lead to myocardial infarction?

Pericardial effusion: A large pericardial effusion causes a condition called pericardial tamponade, wherein the pressure is so great it prevents the heart from beating effectively. This could cause a myocardial infarction, it certainly affects the blood flow to the brain and body. ...Read more

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Can pericardial effusion lead to myocardial infarction or other serious consequence?

Can pericardial effusion lead to myocardial infarction or other serious consequence?

It can: If it is very large it can lead to tamponade, which can be fatal if the fluid is not removed. ...Read more

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Can a viral infection can lead to myocardial infarction and/or any other serious consequence?

Can a viral infection can lead to myocardial infarction and/or any other serious consequence?

Viral Myocarditis: Viral myocarditis is rare but when it occurs may be fatal in a matter of hours and may require ventricular assist devices as a rescue lifesaving therapy sometimes as a bridge to a heart transplant. Still high mortality risk. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What should I do after a myocardial infarction?

What should I do after a myocardial infarction?

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

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)

Heart attack is 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