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

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: See below

Heart attack can occur on the front (anterior), lateral, bottom (inferior), or back (posterior) of the heart.
It all depends on which one of the coronary arteries (or its branches) is the most blocked and supplies a large part of the heart. In this case, there may have been a blockage in the posterior descending (coronary) artery) which feeds the back of the heart, especially the right ventricle.

In brief: See below

Heart attack can occur on the front (anterior), lateral, bottom (inferior), or back (posterior) of the heart.
It all depends on which one of the coronary arteries (or its branches) is the most blocked and supplies a large part of the heart. In this case, there may have been a blockage in the posterior descending (coronary) artery) which feeds the back of the heart, especially the right ventricle.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Anti-Aging Medicine

In brief: Good question

The heart is supplied with blood by arteries known as coronary arteries.
A heart attack is otherwise known as lack of blood supply to a portion of the heart usually due to a blood clot in a particular portion of one of the coronaries. Imagine the heart as a 3-d organ. Heart attacks can occur in front #anterior#, side #lateral# back #posterior#, bottom #inferior# . With different consequences.

In brief: Good question

The heart is supplied with blood by arteries known as coronary arteries.
A heart attack is otherwise known as lack of blood supply to a portion of the heart usually due to a blood clot in a particular portion of one of the coronaries. Imagine the heart as a 3-d organ. Heart attacks can occur in front #anterior#, side #lateral# back #posterior#, bottom #inferior# . With different consequences.
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
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