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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


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What are the chances of having a heart attack if tmt and echo tests show normal results?

What are the chances of having a heart attack if tmt and echo tests show normal results?

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Which tests are recommended after EKG shows heart attack?

Which tests are recommended after EKG shows heart attack?

Depends: We may find surreptitiously in doing ekg that they may be an old heart attack. We work up the heart to find out if there is clogging of arteries or by echo how well the heart is functioning. If it is acute with symptoms and ekg suggestive of heart attack, the person is admitted to the hospital for blood tests and proper treatment by the cardiologist either invasively or by meds. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chances of having an heart attack if tmt and echo tests show normal results?

Doctors, what are the chances of having an heart attack if tmt and echo tests show normal results?

Not a good test: The echo shows the integrity of your valves such as do the "leak" have back flow, are narrow, have calcium deposits and normal in anatomy it also shows the mothin of the atria ventricles and septum as will as any " holes" in those areas. It does not show if the coronary arteries are clear or suffering from stenosis. Stress tests give a clue to coronary disease and then a cardiac catheterization. ...Read more

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Would a heart attack show up in normal blood work? Or is there a specific blood test they do?

Would a heart attack show up in normal blood work? Or is there a specific blood test they do?

Request: There are specific tests: troponins and CPK that show enzyme leakage from damaged heart cells. The usual CBC and chemistry panels may not include these. ...Read more

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I fear i had a silent heart attack 6-7 years ago. If i did would it show in my ecocardiogram or holter test? If not how can I find out?

I fear i had a silent heart attack 6-7 years ago. If i did would it show in my ecocardiogram or holter test? If not how can I find out?

It may: Ekg changes can show - suggest prior or current heart attack. Q waves are residua. Holster is an ekg of limited leads but with multiple hours and could show q waves or st abnormalities. Echocardiogram may have ekg as a part and may show dysfunctional areas suggestive of prior damage- heart attack. ...Read more

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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