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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

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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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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Hi iam 40rs old male suffering from extensive ant. Myocardial infarction I do catheterization since one andhalf year ago, does I need another cath?

Hi iam 40rs old male suffering from extensive ant. Myocardial infarction I do catheterization since one andhalf year ago, does I need another cath?

Anterior MI: If you had an mi, you should be on a program of diet, exercise, and multiple medications including aspirin, beta blocker, ace inhibitor and statin drugs in general. You don't mention whether you have had bypass surgery or stenting procedures. If you are without symptoms on your regimen, you likely don't need another angiography at this time but should discuss your status with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Possible inferior myocardial infarction probably old. Possible abnormal ecg...Does this mean I had an attack? I am diabetic and workout daily.

Possible inferior myocardial infarction probably old. Possible abnormal ecg...Does this mean I had an attack? I am diabetic and workout daily.

EKG change: Q waves on an ekg suggest prior damage.
If there were symptoms, enzyme elevations helps confirm the timing and degree.
Compare with any prior ekg.
Continue your risk reduction approach, but discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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Anterolateral myocardial infarction probably old came up on the ecg. My doctor said its nothing to worry about, can I have an easy to understand defin?

Anterolateral myocardial infarction probably old came up on the ecg. My doctor said its nothing to worry about, can I have an easy to understand defin?

Stupid Computer: The computer reads on ekgs are designed to catch as many heart attacks as possible but they are notorious for overcalling heart attacks. A trained cardiologist can sort the matter out using experience, training and a set of rules. ...Read more

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Ekg say flat t waves in v4v5v6.Check av block of higher degree. Absolute arrhythmia, atrial flutter. Inferior myocardial infarction, probably old, normal?

Ekg say flat t waves in v4v5v6.Check av block of higher degree. Absolute arrhythmia, atrial flutter. Inferior myocardial infarction, probably old, normal?

It is hard to: Say based on your description, but it sounds abnormal of course, you should see if there is a clinical correlation. Review it with your doctor and compare it with old ekgs. This will help determine the next best step. ...Read more

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How painful is a myocardial infarction?

How painful is a myocardial infarction?

Unique to person: 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. ...Read more

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What is a st-wave myocardial infarction?

Various: 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. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose myocardial infarction?

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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What factors make myocardial infarction worse?

What factors make myocardial infarction worse?

Many: The location is a major factor: left main blockage is most likely to be fatal. Proximal left anterior descending is also often fatal. Patient factors such as on-going tobacco use, uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, anemia, pre-existing heart or kidney failure and advanced age all raise the risk. ...Read more

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What should I do after a myocardial infarction?

What should I do after a myocardial infarction?

See a doctor: Anyone who has had a heart attack/mi should be under the care of a physician who can evaluate their risks and prescribe the appropriate treatment. ...Read 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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What is the definition or description of: Myocardial infarction?

What is the definition or description of: Myocardial infarction?

Heart Emergency: 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 & the risk of death. ...Read more

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Should is the first step to take if a person has myocardial infarction?

Should is the first step to take if a person has myocardial infarction?

? MI?: 18 year old boys don't have MI's almost ever. If they are feeling chest pain it is almost invariably reflux wherein stomach contents are being regurgitated up the esophagus and it is called heartburn. A key to diagnosing a true MI is that the pain is exercise induced-I.e. It gets worse when you're walking up the stairs or whatever and it gets better when you stop. If that is so, get to ER pronto. ...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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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?

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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Is the ESR affected by myocardial infarction?

Is the ESR affected by myocardial infarction?

Yes: The ESR is increased by inflammation and goes up within a few days of a myocardial infarction. It may remain high for a few weeks. ...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?

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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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. Walter Husar
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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