myocardial infarction

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<b>Myocardial infarction is also known as <a href="#topics/Heart-attack">Heart attack</a></b>. Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and blockage of the arteries.
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Dr. Asaf Presente answered:

Myocardial infarction causes?

Many poss causes

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Almost all heart attacks are the result of fatty deposits on the inside of arteries that break open and cause clotting which will blocks the artery (and the blood from flowing to the part of the heart the artery feeds). Family history, fatty diet, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and other disorders can all contribute to this process.
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Myocardial infarction treatment?

See a doctor

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Anyone who has had a heart attack/MI should be under the care of a physician who can evaluate their risks, cardiac status and prescribe the appropriate treatments.
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What is acute myocardial infarction?

A new heart attack

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A new heart attack occurs when some heart muscle loses its oxygen supply and dies.
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What confirms myocardial infarction?

Toponins,clinic,wall

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Acute cardiogenic shock,.ventricular arrythmias, infarct syndrome, flash pulmonary edema, wall motion abnormalities, syncope,presyncope,cardiac arrest,. It takes 4 hours for Troponins to elevate after the infarct begins. That is why clinical symptoms dictate emergent coronary interventions. Troponins may still be normal within minutes of a life threatening myocardial infarct.
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What exactly is myocardial infarction?

Heart attack

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Myocardial infarction is the technical term for what is commonly known as a "heart attack."
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What is a septal myocardial infarction?

A heart attack

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The septum is the wall that separates the right from the left side of the heart. Myocardial infarction, a heart attack, is caused by a blocked artery in the heart. If the artery blocked supplies the blood to the septum the result is called a septal myocardial infarction.
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How painful is a myocardial infarction?

Unique to person

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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
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What is a ST-wave myocardial infarction?

Various

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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.
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How do you prevent myocardial infarction?

Many approaches

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There are many type of interventions to prevent heart disease. Eat a diet lower in saturated fats and chiolesterol. Increase your intake of fiber, fruits and vegetables. Start an exercise program, 30 minutes 5 days a week. See a doctor. Check your blood pressure, cholesterol and fasting blood sugar. Talk about family history. Know your risk levels and get started on therapies to modify them.
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Dr. Robert A. Roth answered:

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.
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