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Wwhat is peri -infarct ischemia?

Wwhat is peri -infarct ischemia?

Lack of blood flow.: "Ischemia" means a relative lack of blood flow (i.e., less blood flow than expected or less flow than noted on a prior scan).
Peri-infarct means around the area of cell death (infarction).
Upload the report & images on HealthTap Prime to discuss in more detail. But the basic gist is that around the area of death, there is an area of less blood flow than there should be. ...Read more

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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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Results of a stress test it came back with a v small apical infarction with some peri-infarct ischemia noted what does that mean?

Results of a stress test it came back with a v small apical infarction with some peri-infarct ischemia noted what does that mean?

Question? Consult!: These little boxes are not good for answering specific patient case problems. Consider a cardiology consultation here on HealthTap. The kind of consult where you ask for help within the next 24 hours works particularly well for a complex case because it enables emailing back and forth with the details. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a myocardial infarct, ischemia and angina?

What is the difference between a myocardial infarct, ischemia and angina?

Maybe very serious: Ischemia means an area of the heart is not getting enough blood usually because of a blockage in an artery. The severity depends on whether it is a major artery or not. An intact occurs when the artery is completely blocked and the muscle dies. Angina is the pain felt when ischemia occurs. ...Read more

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Always had abnormal ECG due to inverted Twaves last ECG said ST & Twave abnormality, consider Anterior ischemia cant rule out inferior infarct. Worry?

Always had abnormal ECG due to inverted Twaves last ECG said ST & Twave abnormality, consider Anterior ischemia cant rule out inferior infarct. Worry?

Depends: You list "stress echocardiography" - was this normal? It's a much more accurate test than just an ordinary, resting EKG. If your stress echo was normal, forget the EKG but remember to always warn future doctors that you have a "normal funky-looking EKG" so they don't worry. ...Read more

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Had ECG doctor says it's normal but I noticed it read Inferior Infarct and no acute ischemia? What does this mean? Should I be concerned?

Had ECG doctor says it's normal but I noticed it read Inferior Infarct and no acute ischemia? What does this mean? Should I be concerned?

The EKG computers: Are tilted to analyze for abnormality rather than normalcy. The Computer probably picked up some subtle or insignificant change that is not clinically relevant and indicated it to make the doctor aware. His/her interpretation supersedes anything the computer says. If he said normal than that is what it is. ...Read more

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The result of my ECG lateral wall ischemia occ. Pvc anterior septal infarct. What's is that mean? Is that serious?

Concerning: How old are you? You need an echocardiography to see your heart or a stress test with imaging (nuclear stress test) for further evaluation. Pl get to see a cardiologist through your family doc. ...Read more

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39 yr old male weightlifter. Hypertension palps. Ekg says old antero septal infarct. Consider inferior ischemia. I don't believe it. No pain w exercise?

Artifact: It is likely that with a thick heart or LVH that the ekg shows those findings. Check with your doctor and an echocardiogram maybe helpful in confirming or refuting findings. ...Read more

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What is the difference between infarction and ischemia?

What is the difference between infarction and ischemia?

Stage of disease: In infarction when blood supply completely cut off the tissue dies as in heat attack with damage to heart muscle, con not be reversed, in ischemia blood supply diminishes (reduced) could be reversed no damage yet, this the stage heart attacks could be preventable by proper treatment (s) and intervention. Same with any other organ ...Read more

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What are the differences between myocardial infarction and myocardial ischemia?

Ischemia: Ischemia is a term for tissue not getting enough oxygen (almost the same as not enough blood supply). Infarction is the end result of too much ischemia, it means death of the tissue. In other words infarction is the result of severe prolonged ischemia. ...Read more

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Small myocardial infarction with Small -medium pharmacologically induced myocardial ischemia in that distribution. What are the the implications?

Small myocardial infarction with Small -medium pharmacologically induced myocardial ischemia in that distribution. What are the the implications?

Reversible defect?: If you're describing what we term a "reversible defect", wherein the heart seems OK at rest and not OK when stimulated (by exercise or medication), then this would mean that area of the heart is still vulnerable to damage (heart attack). This needs to be addressed and treated. You may need cardiac catheterization to define the anatomy of the vessel supplying that area with blood. ...Read more

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Does ischemia or thrombosis cause myocardial infarction?

Does ischemia or thrombosis cause myocardial infarction?

Ischemia vs MI: Cholesterol plaque develops in the heart arteries. Progressive narrowing - usually greater than 70% - can lead to lack of blood flow to the heart muscle during exercise or rest and causes angina or ischemia. Myocardial infarction is due to the rupture of a plaque which causes a blood clot to form (thrombosis) in the artery blocking blood flow to that area of the heart muscle which then dies. ...Read more

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How is ischemia linked to myocardial infarction, along with thrombosis?

How is ischemia linked to myocardial infarction, along with thrombosis?

MI: Ischemia is a state of insufficient blood supply to an organ, in this case the heart. When the condition persists it causes death of the tissue/organ - myocardial infarction. The cause of limited supply can be a narrowing of the supplying blood vessel, a blood cloth (thrombosis), a combination of both, or an increased tissue energy need such as in fever/sepsis etc... ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between myocardial infarction and myocardial ischemia?

Can any doc tell me what's the difference between myocardial infarction and myocardial ischemia?

Damage done: Myocardia ischemia means heart muscle not getting enough oxygen. Frequently this is angina. When the lack of oxygen is prolonged there is destruction of the muscle: this is a heart attack or myocardial infarction. ...Read more

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Iam 65 years old abnormal ecg Normal sinus rhythm Possible inferior infarction, age undetermined ST& T wave abnormality, consider lateral ischemia?

Iam 65 years old abnormal ecg Normal sinus rhythm Possible inferior infarction, age undetermined ST& T wave abnormality, consider lateral ischemia?

Automated ECG: The automated ECG interpretation that appears on a 12 lead ECG printout must always be viewed with a grain (or two) of salt. The best person to evaluate your ECG is your doctor. Period. The machine is famous for misinterpretation. Go see your doctor. Have a history and physical done. Then have him/her look at your ECG. ...Read more

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What are the differences between ischaemia and infarction in terms of definition, cause and clinical example?

Ischemia infarction: Ischemia is decreased oxygenated blood flow and infarction is the death of that tissue. Atherosclerosis, inflammation, and clots can obstruct blood flow and lead to heart attacks and strokes. One hopes to prevent both with exercise and mediteranian diet and weight loss. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the terms infarction, ischaemia and penumbra?

Extent of cell death: Infarction - dead tissue. It will never come back, it is weak and can rip. Overtime it is replaced by a scar.
Ischemia - tissues are starving for more blood flow, they are viable and functional. Can progress to infarction, but may stay ischemic very long time.
Penumbra - zone of tissue in "twighlight" around dead zone. At risk of turning dead too, but also at risk for swelling with improved flow. ...Read more

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Can you briefly describe what is ischaemia? And is myocardial infarction the same with heart attack?

Can you briefly describe what is ischaemia? And is myocardial infarction the same with heart attack?

Reduced blood supply: Yes, myocardial infarction is a heart attack and is caused by a blocked artery which leads to the reduced blog supply or ischemia of the heart muscle. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: infarct?

Tissue death: It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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What is an old inferior infarct, old anterior infarct, and possible septal Q-waves?

What is an old inferior infarct, old anterior infarct, and possible septal Q-waves?

Infarcts: Infarcts are areas of heart muscle damage or scars. They can be deemed to be acute or old depending on associated EKG patterns. Q waves are often patterns of myocardial infarction. The above abnormalities are felt to be on the bottom and front of the left ventricle and possibly on the septum which is a wall between the left and right ventricles. This is a significant amount of heart muscle damage. ...Read more

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

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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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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What do you mean by small chronic infarct?

Well...: It means that it is old, small, and an area that died due to lack of oxygen. These are common in older folks on ct's and mri's of the head, expecially with history of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What makes a lacunar infarct chronic?

All chronic: Infarct means death of tissue secondary to obstructed blood flow. Lacunar is a tiny area. Once event has occurred, the nerve cells do not grow back locally, but compensatory pathways arise. Key lesson, therapies can prevent stroke events. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is chronic infarct right thalamus?

What is chronic infarct right thalamus?

Old stroke: Chronic implies longer than 3-6 months. Brain infarct is a stroke, due to blood vessel obstruction. Risk factors might include hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and the presence of an old stroke predicts future stroke risk. So, likely best to start an anti-platelet drug. Discuss this with your doc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about spinal cord infarct?

Can you tell me about spinal cord infarct?

Spinal infarct: Spinal cord infarct is the same as a stroke- sudden decreased blood flow within part of the CNS (central nervous system). Compared to the brain, the spinal cord receives much less blood flow, but like the brain, it can suffer from a stroke. A spinal cord infarct is less common than a (cerebral) stroke. It also tends to affect the legs, as motor supply to the legs must pass through the spinal c. ...Read more

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Can you have a splenic infarct and have no underlying condition?

Splenic infarct: It's possible but until a hematologist does the work up and gives you the clean bill of health that it was just a coincidence, I would not just right it off. Last time I looked, this is not a terribly common thing to happen unless there is trauma and the spleen is an incredibly important organ. ...Read more

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What does hypodense lesions in the kidney that look like subacute infarct mean?

Subacute infarct: What that means is that at some time in the recent past, there was an interruption of the blood supply to that part of the kidney. ...Read more

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What does infarct on spleen mean and how is it treated. What tests need to be performed.

Compromised tissue: An infarct is a decrease in blood supply to an area. In the spleen if the tissues don't get blood supply the tissue becomes necrotic and infarcts. Te good news is that if the majority of the splenic tissue is healthy. ...Read more

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Accelerated junctional rhythm inferior infarct anterolateral infarct what does this mean?

Accelerated junctional rhythm inferior infarct anterolateral infarct what does this mean?

ECG: That reading means you should be in touch with your doctor asap to discuss what's going on and what to do you ...Read more

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If a lesion is a past infarct does it initially get smaller then remain a scar or can it resolve completely?

Scar: If the infarction happened, the scar will form, since infarction means that some amount of organ got necrotized (died). ...Read more

Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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Ischemia (Definition)

Used to describe inadequate blood flow and oxygen delivery to an extremity, an organ, or brain which ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Infarct (Definition)

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