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Which lab test can diagnose an acute myocardial infarction?

Which lab test can diagnose an acute myocardial infarction?

MI: after history and physical examination, the electrocardiogram is the first test we go to. Beyond that are a lot of other possible tests. ...Read more

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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Myocardial infarction causes?

Myocardial infarction causes?

Many poss causes: 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. ...Read more

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What confirms myocardial infarction?

What confirms myocardial infarction?

Toponins,clinic,wall: 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. ...Read more

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What is acute myocardial infarction?

What is acute myocardial infarction?

Heart attack: Acute means happening myocardium is the heart muscle infarction is ischemia/ death of cells medical for heart attack. ...Read more

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What is a septal myocardial infarction?

What is a septal myocardial infarction?

A heart attack : 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. ...Read more

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How do you prevent myocardial infarction?

How do you prevent myocardial infarction?

Many approaches: 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. ...Read more

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What is st elevation myocardial infarction?

What is st elevation myocardial infarction?

ST elevation...: Many believe that an st elevation myocardial infarction means that it is a transmural infarct (involving the whole thickness of the myocardium). Some people refer to nstemi (non st elevation myocardial infarction) as non-transmural infarct (not involving the whole thickness of the myocardium). These definitions are somewhat debatable but thought you may be interested. ...Read more

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What is an inferior myocardial infarction from?

What is an inferior myocardial infarction from?

Many poss causes: An inferior mi refers to a heart attack on the inferior wall of the heart muscle. 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 all contribute to this process. ...Read more

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Can folliculitis bring on myocardial infarction?

No: Folliculitis is a bacterial infection of hair follicles, usually a mild condition. Myocardial infarction is a heart attack most often caused by a blocked artery in the heart. ...Read more

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Why is the ESR elevated in a myocardial infarction?

Why is the ESR elevated in a myocardial infarction?

Myocardial infarctio: During a mi there is a increased systemic inflammatory response. Esr is a marker of that very inflamation. ...Read more

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Why is the t-wave inverted in myocardial infarction?

Why is the t-wave inverted in myocardial infarction?

Repolarization: The t wave on the electrocardiogram reflects the pattern of electrical repolarization in the heart. During a myocardial infarction, the pattern of electrical repolarization is reversed resulting in a reversal of the axis of the t wave. ...Read more

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What does old antero-septal myocardial infarction mean?

Q waves of anterior : Septal waves on ekg. Echocardiogram would confirm or dispell heart muscle damage. ...Read more

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I need to know what's an inferior myocardial infarction?

I need to know what's an inferior myocardial infarction?

Heart attack: Inferior myocardial infarction is a heart attack on the bottom of the heart. This portion of the heart is frequently served by the right coronary artery but occasionally by the circumflex coronary artery. When the artery closes, the bottom of the heart does not get any blood, and the muscle of the heart is injured. ...Read more

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What is an unrecognized non-q-wave myocardial infarction?

What is an unrecognized non-q-wave myocardial infarction?

Q vs. non-Q: When a heat attack causes a full thickness ("transmural") heart attack, the ekg reveals the resulting scar by inscribing a "q" wave in the leads that correspond to the damaged area. If the heart attack was not transmural or occurred in an area not seen well on ekg, there may be no q waves. If you had no symptoms at the time of the heart attack (25-50% of all attacks), it will be "unrecognized.". ...Read more

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Reason for st segment elevation in myocardial infarction?

Electrical: A heart attack damages muscles in the heart. The flow of the electrical current throughout the wall changes when having to go around the damaged muscle, resulting in certain ekg changes, since ekg's show the path of electrical current in the heart. There are different changes, de[ending on which part of the muscle is damaged. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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


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