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Why Does A Myocardial Infarction Cause High Esr
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
It depends: In the proper setting with chest pain & abnormal electrocardiogram an elevated troponin (highly sensitive version) can indicate heart damage. However there are other possible explanations for an elevated level. These include congestive heart failure, pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs) or kidney failure. The pattern of the elevation over time is also useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High diastolic pressure in heart found during cardiac catheterization, what does it indicate and/or is further testing needed?
Heart pressure: This is likely diastolic dysfunction, which indicates a stiffness in the way your heart relaxes. The heart may also be thickened. Usual cause is hypertension, and it may be reversibile with treatment. Diastolic pressure at cath will also be elevated with an enlarged or weakened heart (heart failure). The doc that did your cath can explain why yours is elevated. ...Read more
I understand that monoclonal B cell lymphocytosis can cause an elevated WBC. Could it cause a high or very high CRP as well?
No: As a lab specialist I do not recommend even ordering a CRP except as part of a focused rheumatology workup. If you feel well, usually you never find the cause of the elevation anyway. Some people just run it high. If you have horrible ulcerative atherosclerosis, which is one cause, your doctor would know already. Otherwise, it really doesn't give useful information if you feel well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blocked coronaries: You are young but still in danger. Complete your physicians work up, to be safe. ...Read more
If cardiomyopathy was bad enough to cause low fevers, cp, breathlessness and palps, would it show a sign like increased inflammatory markers, a murmur, low o2, weird BP and/or EKG changes?
Many forms; depends : Cardiomyopathy is a big word that means poor heart function. There are many forms of cardiomyopathies, and depending on which one you have, there are different signs and some are reversible. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: enlarged heart with ekg ; echo changes; viral cardiomyopathy: prodrome of viral syndrome which results in cardiomyopathy ; 50% improve; and many others. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chest pain and possible myocardial infarction. Ecg reveals sinus tachycardia. What does this mean at 50?
Can doctors tell me what does left atrial abnormality and repol abnrm ischemia, diffuse leads suggests?
Several things: Laa means that your left atrium is either enlarged, thickened (hypertrophied), or both. Diffuse ischemia is a worrisome reading on an ekg and means you need further evaluation. An imaging stress test (with either echo or nuclear medicne) is the usual next step. Good luck. ...Read more
What could cause ESR & CRP to be consistently low? Mine stay low even w/high wbcs, high ldh, confirmed injury/infection (spontaneous lung rupture) etc
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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