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Do you know what acute myocardial infarction means please?

A: myo= muscle cardial= pertaining to the heart it''s a heart attack. acute being a severe heart attack. Heart attack. That is the fancy name for a heart attack. Infarct means a cutting off of the blood supply as in what happens in heart attack. yes eactly my sister died age 33 this year from it. A myocardial infarction (MI) is a heart attack. Which can occur for a number of different reasons. (i.e.: burst plaque in a coronary artery, spasm from drug use, thrombus (from a DVT) that has crossed a PFO (or hole in the heart)... etc.) acute means sudden. People who have an acute MI go directly to the Cardiac Catheterization lab from the ER. Here, they will try to open the...


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What is common in hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, diabetes and smoking that leads to acute myocardial infarction?

A: Dear Sir, Your question is very pointed. The common thread in these four etiologies is that they all cause microvasular disease. myocardial infarction (heart attack) is caused by a lack of oxygen to the heart muscle (myocardium). This lack of oxygen (ischemia) is caused by either a blockage of the cardiac vessel supplying the heart muscle or due to contraction of these vessels. High blood pressure (hypertension, HTN) over time will make the vessels hard and non-compliant to changes required due to stress and oxygen demand. At some point, the vessels do not dilate to increase blood supply and with increased pressure, the walls of the vessels are unable to allow oxygen transport into the myocardium. Elevated cholesterol (hyperlipidemia,...


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What Are The Contraindications To Thrombolytic Therapy For acute myocardial infarction? Is Diabetic Retinopathy A Contraindication?

A: The thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction is done by streptokinase. It has some contraindication. The diabetic retinopathy is not the contraindication of this therapy. Only use with care is recommended. It means risk/benefits ratio should be evaluated and then the decision of therapy whether to start or not is done....
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hi..please explan to me what this is...........nonischemic cardiomyopathy ejection fraction 35%...mild elevation of troponin secondary to congestive heart failure,but there is no acute myocardial infarction...........i have some other words too ..but i can only take them at time and study because i have brain damage very slowly,,please does anybody know what this is??????thank you very very very much i mean thay

A: Here is some information I found on Ejection fraction: Ejection fraction: What does it measure?. ejection fraction 25-30% ,with global hypoknesia and anterior wall hypokinesis..pulmmomary artery pressure mildy elevatedd 40 mmHg. no infacardiac sounds. CPK 216 and troponin-1 of 0.06, labeled as non-q myocardial iinfraction. me seth ..also sorry i accdentially added the empty things below but i don''t know how to take them off sorry seth Cardiomyopathy is a term for a weakened heart muscle. It can occur from many causes. One of the most common is ischemia or lack of blood flow like a heart attack. Other “non-ischemic” causes are hypertension, drugs, viruses, pregnancy, and congenital abnormalities. The heart pumps only a portion of blood in it...
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What is this mean "acute myocardial infraction"?

A: Well, any kind of infraction in the myocardial section gets you loss of love. heart attack, honey What DOES this mean? HEART ATTACK. It''s infarction, not infraction. acute means sudden. myocardial means heart muscle infarction means death. The term means that the blood supply has been cut off from part of the heart muscle causing that part of the muscle to die. A heart attack. heart attack "acute" means it''s a new condition, not a chronic, or long-term condition. It''s something that is currently happening or has just happened. "myocardial" = heart muscle "

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What is the difference between Angina Pectoris and myocardial infarction?

A: Angina pectoris is a crusiating egoning pain experienced on the left side chest wall called precordium may have extension to left arm and left side neck and jaw also or back side of chest with lots of perspiration!It is a symptom arising from low blood supply to heart muscle!!Where as myocardial infarction means some part or area of the heart muscle it self is on its death way !or is died and have become non elastic fibre permanently !!this INFARCT patch will remain for ever on the heart surface where as Angina will go away using coronary dilator drugs.Angina may become a cause of infarction or heart attack arrest !Always YouRmE myocardial infarction (aka heart...


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can Pulmonary TB be an underlying cause of myocardial infarction? my grandfather''s death certificate listed that theunderlying cause of death is acute MI and hypertension was listed as a significant condition contributing to death.however, he was hospit

A: Hi,Both pulmonary TB and myocardial infarction can lead to the death of the patient. However, pulmonary TBdoesn?t lead to myocardial infarction. myocardial infarction is caused by the narrowing of the coronaryvessels due to the development of the atherosclerotic plaque. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care....
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What Are The Risks Of Recurrent Ischaemic Events After myocardial infarction: Prehospital, At 30 Days And At 1 Year?

A: Data from the WHO MONICA project in 38 populations from 21 countries show that 49% and 54%, respectively, of all men and women with an acute coronary event die within 28 days. About 70% of these deaths occur out of hospital on day 1 and it is generally accepted that a large proportion of these early deaths are the result of ventricular fibrillation. Thus provision of rapid access to a defibrillator remains the single most effective way to save lives in acute coronary syndromes. Following hospital admission the outcome of acute myocardial infarction is determined largely by left ventricular function. Before the introduction of thrombolytic and other reperfusion...
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Pathophysiology of myocardial infarction?

A: acute myocardial infarction refers to two subtypes of acute coronary syndrome, namely non-ST-elevated myocardial infarction and ST-elevated myocardial infarction, which are most frequently (but not always) a manifestation of coronary artery disease. The most common triggering event is the disruption of an atherosclerotic plaque in an epicardial coronary artery, which leads to a clotting cascade, sometimes resulting in total occlusion of the artery. Atherosclerosis is the gradual buildup of cholesterol and fibrous tissue in plaques in the wall of arteries (in this case, the coronary arteries),...


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Is there evidence to show that blood sugars can be raised following a myocardial infarction?

A: We found a significant number of articles on this topic and these tend to suggest a link.  We will highlight a selection of articles below.   A 2006 article published in Heart [1] analysed the short and long term prognostic significance of admission glycaemia in a large registry of non-diabetic patients with acute myocardial infarction.  It concluded:   “In non-diabetic patients, raised admission blood glucose is a strong and independent predictor of both in-hospital and long term mortality.”   A 2005 article in Circulation [2] reports:   “Prior studies have suggested that an elevated admission glucose level is common in patients with acute
 
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