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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
9 yr old with omental infarct 10/2012. No surgery. Chronic pain llq&rlq worsening ever since. Recent us, ct, xray all normal. Any thoughts?
Tough one: How was omental infarct diagnosed? By ct? If your pediatrician cannot help you, i would consult a pediatric surgeon for another opinion. ...Read more
Inferior MI: Old (ie, completed and not acute) myocardial infarctions may be detected by ecg's. Some of the ECG (ekg) leads record electrical activity in the inferior (lower) part of the heart. Characteristic electrical patterns in these leads may indicate a previous mi. The computer generated analyses of ECG tracings are subject to error and must be interprtd by your physician. Please speak to him or her. ...Read more
Death from no blood: 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"; "stroke") is called "infarction". ...Read more
Good question: When blood supply is interrupted the segment tissue that receives blood will die scar tissue will fill the gap as seen in heart attach myocardial infraction. ( heart attack ) , in gangrene initial stages same tissue necrosis or death tissue occurs , then get infected as seen in lower extremities and bowel etc. ...Read more
Cerebral infarct: Cerebral infarction, or stroke, occurs due to suddenly decreased blood supply to part of the brain. This is common when a piece of arterial debris or a blood clot lodges in a small artery. The risk factors for stroke are smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, high blood sugar, and arterial disease. ...Read more
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