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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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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How dangerous is a myocardial bridge ?

How dangerous  is a myocardial bridge ?

Can be normal: A myocardial bridge is when a coronary artery the normally runs on top of the heart actually dives into the muscle and is compressed with each heart beat. This isn't as bad ad it sounds because most blood flow occurs during diastole or when the heart is relaxed. Very rarely, some bridges can be symptomatic and cause angina symptoms but this should be a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more

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Why is myocardial tissue different from other tissues?

Why is myocardial tissue different from other tissues?

Myocardium: The heart muscle is striated muscle which contracts on its own. It's the only muscle that contracts on its own. ...Read more

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Can myocardial bridge cause lbbb?

Can myocardial bridge cause lbbb?

Bridging: Myocardial bridging is a condition that one is born with and is usually not cause of symptoms. I am not aware of an association between myocardial bridging and left bundle branch block, although it would not be impossible if it were to cause impairment in coronary blood flow. ...Read more

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What does myocardial ischemia means?

What does myocardial ischemia means?

Cardiac: Myocardial ischemia is what causes chest pain or angina. This occurs when there is plaque that blocks the arteris and reduces flow to the heart muscle. ...Read more

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What does provokable myocardial ischemia mean?

What does provokable myocardial ischemia mean?

Activity or emotion: The heart may have adequate blood flow to function normally at rest or lower levels of activity. However when you increase the nutrition needs of the heart as with exercise or strong emotions the blood flow is insufficient due to blockages and provokes ischemia which can be detected by various forms of stress test. Chest pain, shortness of breath & fatigue are the common symptoms of ischemia. ...Read more

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Where do most myocardial infarctions occur?

Where do most myocardial infarctions occur?

Varies: You have three main blood vessels feeding the heart - the right coronary, left circumflex, and the left anterior descending arteries. Narrowing can occur in any of the vessels and can be significant in any one or combination of these vessels. Bypass of the left anterior descending artery has shown the best change for improvement in life expectancy. ...Read more

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What conditions does a myocardial biopsy detect?

What conditions does a myocardial biopsy detect?

Myocardial biopsies: Myocardial biopsies can be used to diagnose a number of things microscopically, including transplant rejection (in patients with heart transplant), inflammation (myocarditis), drug toxicity, and causes of hypertrophic or restrictive cardiomyopathy (for example, amyloid,hemochromatosis, sarcoid or other more rare conditions). Neoplasms (benign or cancer) can also be diagnosed. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's myocardial infraction?

Can any doc tell me what's myocardial infraction?

Hmmmm: Not sure what you mean by infraction. This is not a common term used in cardiac care. A typo or wrong word. Did you mean infarction? ...Read more