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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

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 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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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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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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What confirms myocardial infarction?

What confirms myocardial infarction?

Toponins,clinic,wall: Acute cardiogenic shock, .Ventricular arrythmias, infarct syndrome, flash pulmonary edema, wall motion abnormalities, syncope, presyncope, cardiac arrest, . It takes 4 hours for troponins to elevate after the infarct begins. That is why clinical symptoms dictate emergent coronary interventions. Troponins may still be normal within minutes of a life threatening myocardial infarct. ...Read more

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What does coronary occlusion acute, arterio-sclerotic cardio vascular disease and acute myocardial infarction mean?

What does coronary occlusion acute, arterio-sclerotic cardio vascular disease and acute myocardial infarction mean?

the same thing: Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease means blockages in the coronary arteries. The manifestation of coronary artery blockage is a heart attack. When this happen suddenly, we say it is acute. ...Read more

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Describe symptoms/treatments of a mycardial infarction?

Describe symptoms/treatments of a mycardial infarction?

Myocardial infarctio: Usual symptom is unrelenting substernal chest pain with shortness of breath, perhaps lightheaded and nausea. If patient gets promptly to medical care, aspirin, beta blocker, perhaps other platelet inhibitor or thrombolytic agent and other meds; if interventional capable center may rapidly go to cath lab for diagnosis and possible interventional procedure. ...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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What is st elevation myocardial infarction?

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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Anterior wall myocardial infarc patient can be treated with medicines?

Anterior wall myocardial infarc patient can be treated  with medicines?

Yes: An anterior myocardial infarction is usually caused by a sudden blockage of one of the three primary heart arteries, the lad. Emergency treatment consists of a primary angioplasty to restore normal blood flow to the heart muscle. After any heart attack, medications are used to promote proper healing of the damaged heart muscle, to prevent congestive heart failure and future heart attacks. ...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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How can differentiate the chest pain from acute pericarditis than acute myocardial infarction?

How can differentiate the chest pain from acute pericarditis than acute myocardial infarction?

Different: Acute pericarditis may present with fever chest pain. On exam we may find pericardial rub. Also ekg findings may differ between the two. ...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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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 subendo infarct, initial a heart attack?

Is subendo infarct, initial a heart attack?

Possible.: Subendocardial infarct means necrosis of inner third of the lining of the chamber of the heart. It may progress to full thickness or transmural infarct! ...Read more

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Which lab test can diagnose an acute myocardial infarction?

MI: after history and physical examination, the electrocardiogram is the first test we go to. Beyond that are a lot of other possible tests. ...Read more

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Are myocardial infarctions curable?

No: A myocardial infarction is an acute event in which a portion of the heart is irreversably destroyed, usually by a blocked artery. The major lesson is that this damage is potentially avoided if people come to an er promptly when they have symptoms, which have been discussed elsewhere. We have a short time window to use modern treatment to save the heart and prevent complications and death. ...Read more

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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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Any new latest findings in treatment for st elevation myocardial infarction?

Any new latest findings in treatment for st elevation myocardial infarction?

STEMI: Most recent thing i've seen is a report that stem cell treatment didn't improve ventricular function. This is still very preliminary however. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about reaction in delays in seeking myocardial infarction treatment?

Delay=bad: The longer the delay, the higher the incidence of death. Hence the expression, "time is myocardium". ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are different kinds of surgical treatment for myocardial infarction?

Several: Depending on exact findings some coronary dilation stents are suitable. Many with coronary artery bypass grafts some with resection of dead area- aneurysm or valve repair if leaking caused by damage. ...Read more

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Why use alteplase drug in treatment. Of myocardial infarction?

Why use alteplase drug in treatment. Of myocardial infarction?

To stop it!: It treated soon enough, a clot-based coronary artery obstruction can be dissolve with this medication before signifcant to the heart muscle can occur. ...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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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?

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?

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?

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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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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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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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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