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How do I get tested for myocardial infarction?

How do I get tested for myocardial infarction?

See MD: An internal medicine specialist and cardiologist is your best bet for diagnostic studies unless the chest/arm pain is immediate, then go to the emergency room. ...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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Can a 23 years woman get myocardial infarction?

Can a 23 years woman get myocardial infarction?

Very rare unless: You are are talking about significant congenital disease or coronary dissection which are rare. ...Read more

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What is the most common complication of early myocardial infarction?

What is the most common complication of early myocardial infarction?

Arrhythmia: The most common early complication of myocardial infarction is arrhythmia typically ventricular fibrillation. If this occurs in the hospital, it responds promptly to cardioversion. If it occurs outside the hospital it can result in sudden death. The highest period of risk occurs in the first 48 hours. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have myocardial infarction? My aunt wants to know.

What does it mean to have myocardial infarction? My aunt wants to know.

Heart attack: When some heart muscle is deprived of oxygen it dies. Usually an artery has clotted off. A heart attack or myocardial infarction happens next. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for men and women for a myocardial infarction are different. Why is that?

What are the symptoms for men and women for a myocardial infarction are different. Why is that?

Similar: Anterior crushing pressure with arm extension- radiation.
Angina= neck pain or "feeling"
impending doom!
anxiety
shortness of breath
diaphoresis
='sweaty clammy
nothing- ladies dismiss any symptoms. ...Read more

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What does old antero-septal myocardial infarction mean?

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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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

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Acute myocardial infarction and is treated with a fibrinolytic, what to do?

Acute myocardial infarction and is treated with a fibrinolytic, what to do?

Intervention: Fibrinolytics are used to treated the acute event. This is followed by a cardiac catheterization, then either angioplasty and/or stenting, or surgery to treat the culprit lesion. Then medical therapy takes over. ...Read more

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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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Please tell me if angina pectoris and myocardial infarction are the same disease?

Please tell me if angina pectoris and myocardial infarction are the same disease?

No.: Angina Pectoris refers to chest pain, specifically spasms of the pectorals muscle, but usually the chest in general. This MAY be a symptom of a heart attack, which is also called, a myocardial infarction (MI). Myocardial means heart muscle and infarction is the lack of blood flow, causing the MI, and then, the angina pectoris. Chest pain may also be caused by other things besides the heart. ...Read more

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Myocardial infarction treatment?

Myocardial infarction treatment?

See a doctor: 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. ...Read more

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Does asthma lead to myocardial infarction?

Does asthma lead to myocardial infarction?

It can if...: Asthma can lead to a heart attack if you have coronary arterial disease. The stress from an asthma attack can lead to an mi, or the inflammation associated with uncontrolled asthma might lead to rupture of the plaque in the coronary artery, again leading to mi. This might be the mechanism that explains the increase in heart attacks during high pollution days... But might not. ...Read more

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Is myocardial infarction caused by an infection?

Is myocardial infarction caused by an infection?

No: Well I shouldn't be so definite. Who would have thought that ulcers would be caused by infection. There has been noted to be an increase in heart attacks related to certain infections including those involving the gums, so the cause and effect question has been raised. It has been suggested that inflammation plays a role. But at this time I think most doubt the cause and effect relationship. ...Read more

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How does hypertension cause myocardial infarction?

How does hypertension cause myocardial infarction?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risks
smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes
, family history.
Simply, one blocks the feeding coronary artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack!
myocardial infarction is the medical term. Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more

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What is acute coronary syndrome myocardial infarction?

What is acute coronary syndrome myocardial infarction?

Continuum: Both are a result of inadequate blood supply to the heart muscle. Acute coronary syndrome means that the imbalance is sufficient to cause symptoms that prompt aggressive intervention, but may not result in permanent heart damage; a myocardial infarction implies that overt heart damage has occurred, hence positive markers of tissue damage. ...Read more

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Why is there chest pain present with a myocardial infarction?

Why is there chest pain present with a myocardial infarction?

Chemical: During infarction ischemia leads to production of Adenosine which mediated chest pain. The pain fibers are not specific so some people feel in the chest others in the arm or neck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me treatments and drugs for myocardial infarction?

Can you tell me treatments and drugs for myocardial infarction?

Many: Depends somewhat on the symptoms and history and findings.

Oxygen
morphine
rest
aspirin
then depends on bp, pulse, perhaps
then cath and intervention or surgery may come into action. ...Read more

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Might myocardial infarction have referred pain or radiating pain?

Might myocardial infarction have referred pain or radiating pain?

Absolutely: This is why you often hear about people having jaw pain or pain going down their left arm. Some people feel a heart attack like heartburn type pain. Others may only have shortness of breath as the only symptom of their heart attack. ...Read more

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How can hypertension can be a risk factor for myocardial infarction?

How can hypertension can be a risk factor for myocardial infarction?

HTN - MI: Stiffening of the arteries - increase work done by the heart - abnormal chemistry in the arteries - this in turn leads to more cholesterol deposition and can lead to mi. ...Read more

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I have a question about myocardial infarction: is it caused by atherosclerosis?

I have a question about myocardial infarction: is it caused by atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis MI: Atherosclerosis-hardening of the arteries due to cholesterol plaque buildup - the plaques are made up of fat, collagen, muscle cells and blood cells. The plaques rupture - lead to clot formation - thereby clogging the arteries. Decreasing blood supply to heart muscle. ...Read more

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What is the difference between myocardial infarction and a acute coronary syndrome?

What is the difference between myocardial infarction and a acute coronary syndrome?

Continuum: Both are a result of inadequate blood supply to the heart muscle. Acute coronary syndrome means that the imbalance is sufficient to cause symptoms that prompt aggressive intervention, but may not result in permanent heart damage; a myocardial infarction implies that overt heart damage has occurred, hence positive markers of tissue damage. ...Read more

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Help with myocardial infarction history needed. Can I travel now that I am retired?

Help with myocardial infarction history needed. Can I travel now that I am retired?

Probably...: Alot depends on your own physical condition. If you are able to do whatever you want without a problem now, I'm not sure that traveling would be too much of a burden. If your heart is struggling to the point that you can barely get around the house, then traveling seems like it would be too much for you. Check with your cardiologist to be sure. ...Read more

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Please explain the high glucose level and high fbs in patients with myocardial infarction?

Please explain the high glucose level and high fbs in patients with myocardial infarction?

Stress: Hi. High glucose and high FBS may, repeat MAY, be seen with acute MI, but is not an absolute finding by any means. Many people have had diabetes (which actually contributes to them having an MI) but it doesn't get diagnosed until they're in the hospital for the MI. MI is a serious stress to the body, and two principle stress hormones, epinephrine and cortisol, raise blood sugar. Control diabetes! ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate for first-time myocardial infarction patients for men vs. Women?

What is the mortality rate for first-time myocardial infarction patients for men vs. Women?

First MI: 50% people drop dead with the first heart attack. Heart disease is more severe in female. ...Read more

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I am trying to find out who collects the data for patient with acute myocardial infarction?

ACC: Most hospitals that have interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery services participate in the american college of cardiology and society of thoracic surgeons clinical databases. ...Read more

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What are stable and unstable angina and myocardial infarction, and links to other infomration?

What are stable and unstable angina and myocardial infarction, and links to other infomration?

Continuum: Angina can be quite severe and respond to rest, oxygen, nitroglycerin. And fully recover with no muscle death.
The pain fibers are the same source.


Some myocardial infarction can be asymptomatic all the way to the worst, ominous, pain ever!
there is heart muscle death as the defining entity
may need surgery or intervention. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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
3,971 Doctors shared insights

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