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What Happens To The Heart With A Myocardial Infarction
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
Early and late: Early on best way to limit damage is restore flow. Either with lytics, angioplasty or bypass. Later damage is reduced by agressive risk factor modification. Keep BP and suger and cholesterol, at optimal levels. No smoking! . Taking pills like beta blockers ace inhibitors, statins and antiplatelet therapy also helps. Exercise is key to long term survival and quality of life. ...Read more
MI: Visible injury is present with most transmural myocardial infarctions. ...Read more
Can you briefly describe what is ischaemia? And is myocardial infarction the same with heart attack?
Do heart attacks always involve the myodardium? Don't people ever have endocardial infarctions rather than myocardial infarction?
The quick answer is: Yes. Heart failure refers to the inability of the heart to pump properly and thus resulting in accumulation of fluid in the lung. This is called systolic heart failure. There is also diastolic or right sided heart failure and those symptoms are a bit different. Myocardial infarction refers to poor blood supply to the heart resulting in the death of heart tissue. This could result in heart failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure of your?: CHF may be independent of mi but mi is most common cause of CHF (systolic). ...Read more
Yes: Myocardial infarction ("heart attack") is permanent injury to heart muscle from lack of blood supply. Heart failure is a syndrome that can occur from many causes when the heart doesn't pump effectively. One of those causes can be myocardial infarction but CHF can also occur from high blood pressure, valve abnormalities, rhythm disturbances, infection, tumor, senescence and many, many other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do myocardial infarction happen at my age? I'm 23 my BMI is 30 and I don't work out and I sit a lot, my resting heart rate is great tho 50/55 bpm.
Too young: Though it is possible to have a heart attack (or sudden cardiac death) at any age, the odds at age 23 are overwhelmingly in ur favor. Myocardial infarction is more common as one ages. Family history & lifestyle also play a role so it's not too early to think about ur heart health. A slow resting heart rate (associated w/ exercise) is a good sign. Thanks 4 ur question & using HealthTap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm wondering why are congestive heart failure (chf) and acute myocardial infarction (ami) core measures?
Can someone explain to me how come aspirin is good for the heart but other nsaids are not recommended post-myocardial infarction?
Opposites: Hemophilia is a defect of blood coagulation such that the blood does not clot. Heart attacks and strokes are a result of clots forming in the arteries feeding the heart and brain respectively. These latter clots can be formed locally due to damage to the blood vessels or an increased clotting tendency, or from clots that embolize from somewhere else in the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In my last EKG it stated that there was a "probable anterior infarction". I didn't notice it until going through my records. Is that a heart attack?
Heart Attack: Possible. There are a lot of false positives on EKG. The only way to truly tell is to see a cardiologist and he can do some additional tests to verify or not. ...Read more
I have sporatic heart area pain, tightness during stressful situations and as I am engaged in sex for the past 3 weeks. I am 58 years old, my brother at 57 just died of a heart attack, mio-infarction and my father died of a massive stroke 5 years ago.
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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