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Reason for st segment elevation in myocardial infarction?

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

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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Why is there ST segment elevation during a myocardial infarction?

Why is there ST segment elevation during a myocardial infarction?

Ecg: The ST segment elevation is caused by an electrical potential difference in that phase of the cardiac cycle between the dying cardiac muscle and normal parts of the heart and the vector direction of that potential difference as manifest on the ecg. ...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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Whats the meaning of "st elevation myocardial infarction (stemi)"?

Whats the meaning of "st elevation myocardial infarction (stemi)"?

Severe Heart Attack: Heart attacks - the lay term for myocardial infarction - comes in two levels of severity..Non-st-elevation (nstemi) and st-elevation (stemi) which refer to changes on an ekg and broadly reflect if an arterial occlusion is total or subtotal. ...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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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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Myocardial infarction causes?

Myocardial infarction causes?

Many poss causes: 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, diabetes and other disorders can all contribute to this process. ...Read more

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What is a myocardial infarction?

What is a myocardial infarction?

Heart stroke: A heart stroke is also known as a myocardial infarction or heart attack. A blood clot forms in a heart blood vessel. This cuts off flow to a part of the heart and that part dies. This can cause pain, rhythm and pumping disturbances. These things can result in disability or death. ...Read more

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What is a myocardial infarction?

What is a myocardial infarction?

Heart attack: Myocardial infarction mean death ("infarction") of heart muscle (card ~heart and myo~muscle). This happens when the heart muscle is not getting the oxygen it needs over a relatively long period of time. This can happen from a narrowing of a blood vessel which reduces flow or from a suddenly, totally blocked vessel. The heart can't stop working, so that part keeps trying to pump blood until the the ...Read more

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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is 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


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more