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Is it possible for you to see a placental infarction on an ultrasound?

Is it possible for you to see a placental infarction on an ultrasound?

Difficult to see: Most placental infacts are difficult to see on ultrasound.Sometimes they may be seen as a hypoechoic region affecting the placenta. ...Read 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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What are the symptoms of placenta infarction?

What are the symptoms of placenta infarction?

HTN, FGR, oligo.: Placental infarction is a pathologically determined diagnosis that underlies a multitude of adverse perinatal outcomes such as fetal growth restriction, oligohydramnios, placental failure, preeclampsia/hypertension and placental abruption. It has symptoms of preeclampsia, small uterus and stillbirth. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for placenta infarction?

What is the treatment for placenta infarction?

Here are my thoughts: Placental infarcts, if they occur in an ongoing pregnancy, would lead me to have concern for the well being of the fetus. So addressing the underlying disease that caused the infarcts is important. In addition testing of the fetus for its well being should occur. I might also treat the mom so that the fetus received the best placental function possible, examples: rest, hydration & possibly oxygen. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: placenta infarction?

What is the definition or description of: placenta infarction?

Loss of blood supply: A placental infarction occurs when the blood supply to parts of the placenta has been disrupted. This can occur in a hypercoaguable state. ...Read more

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Subchorionic hemorrhage, placental abruption, oligohydramnios (20w3d). What does this all mean? Is it serious?

Subchorionic hemorrhage, placental abruption, oligohydramnios (20w3d). What does this all mean? Is it serious?

Placenta: This means there is a collection of blood between the placenta and the uterine wall- therefore the abruption, the term oligohydramnios basically means low amniotic fluid and can have multiple causes including placenta dysfunction on the side of the mother, of problems with the fetus- problems with the kidneys. Please speak to your physician and seek a referral to a perinatologist. ...Read more

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I have a spleenic infarction what has to be done to repair this?

Why?: It will heal on its own but the cause should be sought and corrected. Why did you get a splenic infarction? ...Read more

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How do infarction and gangrene differ?

How do infarction and gangrene differ?

Infarction is the...: Death of tissue, like a myocardial infarction (heart attack) or a brain infarction (stroke). Gangrene implies an infection, not necessarily of dead tissue but it generally leads to dead tissue. ...Read more

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Where do most myocardial infarctions occur?

Where do most myocardial infarctions occur?

Varies: You have three main blood vessels feeding the heart - the right coronary, left circumflex, and the left anterior descending arteries. Narrowing can occur in any of the vessels and can be significant in any one or combination of these vessels. Bypass of the left anterior descending artery has shown the best change for improvement in life expectancy. ...Read more

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What is the definition of non-q-wave infarction?

What is the definition of non-q-wave infarction?

EKG diagnosis: When a piece of heart muscle dies, it no longer has electrical activity. This shows up on an ekg as a q wave. If someone clinically has a heart attack but the ekg never evolves q waves, it is (by definition) a "non-q wave" mi. ...Read more

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Dr. Stefan Kostadinov
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Placenta Infarction (Definition)

A placental infarction occurs when the blood supply to parts of the placenta has been disrupted. This can occur ...Read more


Infarct (Definition)

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