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Can you briefly describe what is ischaemia? And is myocardial infarction the same with heart attack?

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Dr. Richard Sanders
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: reduced blood supply

Yes, myocardial infarction is a heart attack and is caused by a blocked artery which leads to the reduced blog supply or ischemia of the heart muscle.

In brief: reduced blood supply

Yes, myocardial infarction is a heart attack and is caused by a blocked artery which leads to the reduced blog supply or ischemia of the heart muscle.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
Blood and oxygen delivery
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Lack of blood supply

Yes it is same. Lack of blood to heart muscle by blood vessel and causing damage to muscle

In brief: Lack of blood supply

Yes it is same. Lack of blood to heart muscle by blood vessel and causing damage to muscle
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: definitions

Ischemia (ischaemia in the uk) is the condition that results from inadequate blood supply or circulation to viable tissue.
When ischemia is sufficiently severe and prolonged that heart muscle is irreversibly injured and/or dies (undergoes ischemic necrosis), myocardial infarction results. Heart attack is the non-medical or popular term for mi.

In brief: definitions

Ischemia (ischaemia in the uk) is the condition that results from inadequate blood supply or circulation to viable tissue.
When ischemia is sufficiently severe and prolonged that heart muscle is irreversibly injured and/or dies (undergoes ischemic necrosis), myocardial infarction results. Heart attack is the non-medical or popular term for mi.
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