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Can any doc tell me what's myocardial infraction?

Can any doc tell me what's myocardial infraction?

Hmmmm: Not sure what you mean by infraction. This is not a common term used in cardiac care. A typo or wrong word. Did you mean infarction? ...Read more

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Hello sir, I am an Indian , 36 yrs old male, 4 years back had Acute myocardial infraction subsequently tested with Angiogram dye penetration method, -?

Hello sir, I am an Indian , 36 yrs old male, 4 years back had Acute myocardial infraction subsequently tested with Angiogram dye penetration method, -?

Acute MI: If you had acute myocardial infarction, its possible that you doctor might have recommended/performed coronary angiogram to see if you have severe blockage in any artery around the heart. If there was severe blockage, they would have recommended for stent or surgery. However, your question is incomplete. What do you want to know? ...Read more

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What are the indications for reperfusion therapy of myocardial infractions?

What are the indications for reperfusion therapy of myocardial infractions?

Ekg changes: All pts with an abnormal tracing on thier ekg with st segment elevation in atleast 2 leads needs to go to the cath lab for emrgent cath and reperfusion with ptca. ...Read more

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Echo1.Old myocardial infraction (inferior+posterior+antero septal+apical) 2.Severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction. What medicine you prefer?

Echo1.Old myocardial infraction (inferior+posterior+antero septal+apical)
2.Severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction. What medicine you prefer?

A few: Assuming no medication side effects and normal vital signs in addition to no comorbidities that may play into this- daily aspirin, a beta blocker, statin and often an ace inhibitor. Each patient may need different things based on what else is going on. Have a conversation with your doc about it ...Read more

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Why is myocardial tissue different from other tissues?

Why is myocardial tissue different from other tissues?

Myocardium: The heart muscle is striated muscle which contracts on its own. It's the only muscle that contracts on its own. ...Read more

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I have iverted t waves at v1 v2 v3 v4 and also have myocardial bridging could the 2 be connected?

T waves: To my knowledge there has been no study correlating anterior t wave inversions and myocardial bridging. It would be interesting however. ...Read more

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What is myocardial dysfunction?

What is myocardial dysfunction?

Heart muscle problem: This just refers to abnormal function of the heart muscle whether it be due to failure of the heart to pump well (systolic dysfunction) or to relax well (diastolic dysfunction.). ...Read more

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How serious is myocardial ischemia?

How serious is myocardial ischemia?

Maybe very serious: Ischemia means an area of the heart is not getting enough blood usually because of a blockage in an artery. The severity depends on whether it is a major artery or not. ...Read more

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What does myocardial ischemia means?

Cardiac: Myocardial ischemia is what causes chest pain or angina. This occurs when there is plaque that blocks the arteris and reduces flow to the heart muscle. ...Read more

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What does provokable myocardial ischemia mean?

What does provokable myocardial ischemia mean?

Activity or emotion: The heart may have adequate blood flow to function normally at rest or lower levels of activity. However when you increase the nutrition needs of the heart as with exercise or strong emotions the blood flow is insufficient due to blockages and provokes ischemia which can be detected by various forms of stress test. Chest pain, shortness of breath & fatigue are the common symptoms of ischemia. ...Read more

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What is the significance of myocardial ischemia?

Myocardial ischemia: When the heart muscle can't get enough blood flow to supply its needs we call that ischemia. Narrowed arteries, anemia, overgrown muscle and other things can cause it. Chest pain, weakened heart muscle, rhythm problems and other abnormalities may result. It is treated by a combination of therapies. ...Read more

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How serious is myocardial ischemia and can you treat it?

Very serious: True myocardial ischemia is very serious and life threatening and should receive immediate medical attention. There are numerous ways to treat it, recognizing it is most important. Typicallyconsists of burning chest pain or heaviness, sweating and anxiety; most often with exertion or heavy work. See doctor right away. ...Read more

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What does positive myocardial ab mean with a titer of 1:40?

What does positive myocardial ab mean with a titer of 1:40?

Myocardial antibody: Presence of antibodies to myocardium is a simple but costly blood test generally felt to be significant when present in titres greater 1 in 20 reflect cardiac muscle damage commonly elevated in rheumatic fever following surgery with heart muscle and heart attack not sure what it reflects in your case and why it was ordered. ...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 extracorporeal shockwave myocardial revascularisation" (esmr)?

What is extracorporeal shockwave myocardial revascularisation" (esmr)?

ESMR: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(13)01113-0/abstract This procedure is NOT proven but has evidence suggesting it MAY help END-STAGE coronary artery disease patients symptom state. ...Read more

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Are myocardial infarctions curable?

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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What's the newest treatment for myocardial infaction ?

What's the newest treatment for myocardial infaction ?

New guidelines 2013: Link for new guidelines: http://content.Onlinejacc.Org/article.Aspx?Articleid=1486115 lot of newer things: more focus on therapeutic hypothermia focusing on reducing time to treatment increased role of prehospital medical personnel (emts etc) in activating cardiac teams at the hospital before patient arrival. ...Read more