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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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What is a Q wave in old heart attack?

What is a Q wave in old heart attack?

Part of EKG: Q r s t u waves are parts of the electrical imprint. Q waves in particular locations or size come about due to heart damage and electrical shifts. ...Read more

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Does Q wave always mean you had a heart attack?

Does Q wave always mean you had a heart attack?

Ecg: Q waves mean either electrical force going away from the lead axis being examined or lack of force in the direction of the lead. This is often due to heart muscle damage but not always. ...Read more

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What is the significance of a non Q wave heart attack?

What is the significance of a non Q wave heart attack?

EKG finding: A q wave is a finding on the electrocardiogram seen after a completed myocardial infarction (heart attack). In some patients with heart attack, the electrocardiogram will demonstrated q-wave. In other patients, a q wave will not develop. In general, q wave myocardial infarctions are larger and associated with st elevation in the early phase of the heart attack. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a q-wave and non-qwave heart attack?

What is the difference between a q-wave and non-qwave heart attack?

Wall Thickness: Q wave= full thickness myocardial necrosis non q wave= partial thickness or subendocardial necrosis subendocardial infarcts more common. Full thickness can result in myocardial rupture or an acute ventricular septal defect. Rupture- tamponade-death sequence. 50% of people still die on their first heart attack mostly because of not calling 911 or reaching er within minutes of the infarct. ...Read more

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Micro card heart attack after three times what diseases will be? To my dad three times he has a heart attack in there constantly coughing please answe

Micro card heart attack after three times what diseases will be? To my dad three times he has a heart attack in there constantly coughing please answe

Coughing post MI: If i understand correctly, your dad has had 3 heart attacks and now constantly coughs. It may be due to congestive heart failure or even due to a medication he may be on. He needs to see his doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if there's constant fear of having a heart attack?

What to do if there's constant fear of having a heart attack?

Fear of Heart Attack: It is true that more men and women die of a heart attack than anything else. It isn't generally at age 35, though. I'm wondering what your family history is for cardiovascular disease, if you are obese, if you exercise or are sedentary, and what caused you to have this fear. Without knowing more, I can't say how grounded I think your fear is. ...Read more

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I am still experiencing constant adrenaline surges. Will they give me a heart attack.

I am still experiencing constant adrenaline surges.  Will they give me a heart attack.

Probably not: It's unlikely that you will have a heart attack becauwse of these surges, but they should be treated. See you primary care physician and ask for a referral to an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Would an old heart attack show up on an ecg? If so which wave would show it?

Would an old heart attack show up on an ecg? If so which wave would show it?

Q wave: There are patterns in old heart attack waves on ekg. Often several specific leads will show the scar on particular, specific walls of the heart. Review this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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