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What does a dr mean when he say a heart attack is in the back of the heart?

What does a dr mean when he say a heart attack is in the back of the heart?

Based on coronaries: The heart muscle is fed (oxygenated blood) by 3 coronary artery branches ... A heart attack in the back of the heart is one caused by a blockage of the coronary artery that feeds the back of the heart, usually the circumflex coronary artery, but could be the right coronary artery. ...Read more

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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 does it mean to have a heart attack at the bottom of the heart?

What does it mean to have a heart attack at the bottom of the heart?

Inferior myocardial: it means infarction of the inferior wall of the heart which is usually supplied by the right coronary artery. It usually is less serious than an anterior MI but still can be fatal. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the cardiologist says that there is pressure on the right side of heart from sleep apnea?

What does it mean when the cardiologist says that there is pressure on the right side of heart from sleep apnea?

Pulmonary htn: Untreated sleep apnea causes strain on the heart and often low oxygen levels at night. This can lead to pulmonary hypertension (manifested by elevated pulmonary artery pressures (pasp), which is the right side of the heart). Treat the sleep apnea and the oxygen issues. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is it called when a person has 2 arteries coming out of just one chamber of the heart?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is it called when a person has 2 arteries coming out of just one chamber of the heart?

Anomalous coronary a: Coronary artery anomalies (or malformation of coronary vessels) are congenital abnormalities in the coronary anatomy of the heart. By definition, these abnormalities are variants of anatomy occurring in less than 1% of the general population. They are often found in combination with other congenital heart defects. Many coronary anomalies don't cause symptoms and are recognized only at the time of autopsy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the doctor says that only 5% of my heart is working?

What does it mean if the doctor says that only 5% of my heart is working?

Ejection Fraction: The ejection fraction (ef) refers to the percentage of blood that is squeezed out with every heartbeat. For instance, if the heart is filled with 100 ml of blood at the start of a heartbeat, and squeezes out 20 ml, the ef is 20%. Normal ef is 55-70%. You would need to clarify with your doctor if he means that your ef is 5%, or if he is referring to some other assessment/approximation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a person feels a heart beat in the stomatch?

What does it mean when a person feels a heart beat in the stomatch?

no mucho!: It doesn't mean much. You may be thin or just more aware than average. Of greater importance is: what is the rate? Is it regular or irregular? Does it hurt? It's painless, regular and hr is 60-100 at rest, you're perfectly normal. ...Read more

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Im have a pricking pain in my chest.. exactly where the heart is.. is this starting of heart attack?

Im have a pricking pain in my chest.. exactly where the heart is.. is this starting of heart attack?

Hard to say: Would need more description of the pain along with other information. Usually heart attack pain is described as feeling like a heavy pressure or like an "elephant sitting on the chest." Would be helpful to know if you had associated symptoms and what your medical history is. Best to discuss with your doctor and not ignore it. It can be due to other things too. ...Read more

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After r heart cath dr said artery runs through heart muscle instead of on the outside. What does this mean? Can it cause unwanted symptoms?

After r heart cath dr said artery runs through heart muscle instead of on the outside. What does this mean? Can it cause unwanted symptoms?

Hmmmm: Information here is incomplete. A r heart cath doesn't show the coronary arteries. However an intramyocardial artery can occasionally cause symptoms. The cath would need to be carefully reviewed. ...Read more

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What does it mean to all of a sudden get a fluttering feeling in the middle to upper portion of the chest EKG is normal resting hr is 57-63 bpm?

What does it mean to all of a sudden get a fluttering feeling in the middle to upper portion of the chest EKG is normal  resting hr is 57-63 bpm?

Palpitations: You have perfectly described "palpitations." this is due to an irregularity of your heart rhythm which tends to be sporadic. A prolonged recording of your heart rhythm (at least 24 hours but may require 30 days) will be necessary to detect the arrhythmia. An echocardiogram will determine if your heart is structurally and physiologically normal. Blood work will determine if you have triggers. ...Read more

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What does it mean when one of your aorta ventericle is narrow and is slowing leaking blood would the put a stent in it or do something else?

Cardiology: Hello utah...My alma mater! this question is complicated by the use of terms that don't go together or make much sense. It sounds like you need arterial stents to keep arteries open and supplying your heart muscle with the appropriate fresh blood and oxygen. I would trust the doctors on the ground there to give you the best advice and to follow their recommendations urgently. ...Read more

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What is the proper diagnosistic wording for fluid collecting between a childs lung and chest wall when my child was born he had this and i don't know the name of the condition what is it

What is the proper diagnosistic wording for fluid collecting between a childs lung and chest wall when my child was born he had this and i don't know the name of the condition what is it

Pleural effusion: This can be caused by fluid produced by the lung (many causes), lymphatic fluid (chylothorax), possibly caused by birth trauma, or blood. Your child's pediatrician can likely identify the cause. ...Read more

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A clinical study disqualified me because my heart took too long to beat towards the end of my chest (deep layman terms) what could it be? Prolapse?

A clinical study disqualified me because my heart took too long to beat towards the end of my chest (deep layman terms) what could it be? Prolapse?

Unfortunately your: layman terms do not make any sense. Try asking your question again but ask the clinical study personal to give you the correct terms to use. ...Read more

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In taking a blood pressure manually, what is the diastolic BP? Is it the last sound or the number where it started to have no sound?

In taking a blood pressure manually, what is the diastolic BP? Is it the last sound or the number where it started to have no sound?

What'sTheDifference?: I don't understand the question. If you were trained to take blood pressure readings, you know that the diastolic pressure is the first reading [number] after the systolic pressure when the last heart sound disappears. Above the diastolic pressure, you can hear part of a heart beat (however faint); below the diastolic, you can't hear. https://www.practicalclinicalskills.com/korotkoff-sounds ...Read more

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What r the symptoms of CAD?MOM has chest pain,fatigue,and the problem is makes electrical shock in the rehion of heart it looks like a knife goes onit

What r the symptoms of CAD?MOM has chest pain,fatigue,and the problem is makes electrical shock in the rehion of heart it looks like a knife goes onit

CAD/ER: The classic symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain that feels like the pressure of "an elephant sitting on the chest", pain that radiates down the left arm and jaw, sweating, shortness of breath, and nausea. CAD includes chest pain and shortness of breath especially with exertion and fatigue. That having been said, women are known for having atypical symptoms. To ER. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more