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Doctor insights on: Old Anteroseptal Infarct

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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


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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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What is anteroseptal infarct?

Heart Attack: Infarction is a heart attack, anteroseptal describes the location, which is the front wall of the heart, and the wall between the ventricles. This generally would have been cause by an occlusion in the left anterior descending coronary artery. (lad). ...Read more

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Contour abnormality consider anterolateral infarct consistent with inferior infarct probably old what does that mean?

Need moreinformation: Was this a nuclear stress test? infarct means a prior heart attack you mention two different walls of the heart . Tests can have artifacts and can sometimes have false positives - will need more information such as history , indication for the test , risk factors for heart disease etc ...Read more

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Old infarct in left centrum semi ovals and frontal corona radiata?

Likely incidental: It is difficult to answer without detailed history whether you ever had sudden paralysis, weakness or speech difficulty in the past. In view of your young age it may be only incidental radiological ct scan or MRI scan finding. Why was imaging done in the first place. Only your neurologist or ordering physician can explain better. ...Read more

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My ECG had an old inferior apical infarct. what does "apical" mean?

My ECG had an old inferior apical infarct. what does "apical" mean?

ECG: apical means the tip or apex of the left ventricle, inferoapical means the bottom wall and the tip of the left ventricle ...Read more

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Got a possible anteroseptal infarct EKG result. How often is this a wrong dx?

Got a possible anteroseptal infarct EKG result.  How often is this a wrong dx?

very often: If you have no history of heart disease, this is likely to be wrong. It's based on abnormal voltage of the r wave in lead v2 and is very often due to lead placement. If your doctor moves the leads around a little (usually going up or down a rib interspace), the infarct pattern often disappears. An echo or nuclear stress test can also rule this out. ...Read more

Infarct (Definition)

It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with ...Read more