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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Overview)

Myocardial infarction is also known as Heart attack. 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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What are the complication of myocardial infarction?

What are the complication of myocardial infarction?

Several possible: There are a range of possible complications. The heart is a muscle, and can be weakened by a heart attack and lead to heart failure. The heart has a conduction system which can be damaged and can lead to arrhythmias and cardiac arrest. Many people die from their heart attack, while others have one and don't realize it. Unfortunately about 1/2 of the time the first sign of heart disease is death. ...Read more

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Myocardial Infarction (Overview)

Myocardial infarction is also known as Heart attack. 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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How often does myocardial infarction occur in patients with arterial stenosis?

How often does myocardial infarction occur in patients with arterial stenosis?

Varies: Relates to coronary obstruction- stenosis other arteries can have stenosis and cause significant obstruction and organ damage. Stroke, renal damage are examples. With significant coronary blockage many people have no symptoms . Nevertheless, a lot of heart attacks happen in usa. ...Read more

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Angina and Chest Pain (Tip)

Angina and Chest Pain

Myth: women often don't have significant chest pain from a true myocardial infarction (heart attack). ...See more

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What are the clinical symptoms of myocardial infarction?

Multiple & varied: Chest pain, radiation to the arm, neck, jaw, sense of impending doom, sweating, feeling of weight on chest, tiredness, shortness of breath, feeling faint or dizzy etc. About a quarter of the mis especially in diabetics may have no recognizable symptoms. Sudden death may be the only symptom in some. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are early signs or symptoms of myocardial infarction?

Could you tell me what are early signs or symptoms of myocardial infarction?

Chest pain ,dyspnea: The chest pain may be mild and be confused with gas gerd, or muscular. However coronary pain is usually progressively persistent.. Some sense of breathing difficulty including chest tightness can be seen and pts with obstructive lung disease may think they are experiencing worsening of their lung fxn. ...Read more

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Angina and Chest Pain (Tip)

Angina and Chest Pain

More than 50% of ischemic spells (inadequate oxygenation of heart tissues) occur without symptoms cp. ...See more

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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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Angina and Chest Pain (Tip)

Angina and Chest Pain

If you have smoked or have risk factors for heart disease, you shouldn't ignore new chest pain. ...See 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


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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


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