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what is an infarction?

A: Infarction is a medical condition in which tissue dies because the arterial blood supply is blocked. It is usually the end product of ischemia, or lowered blood supply. Infarction is most often seen with the word "myocardial," indicating a heart attack. This kind of infarction occurs when one of the main cardiac arteries is blocked. When this happens, a person will often need heart bypass surgery.. Some symptoms of myocardial infarction include chest pain, pain in the left arm or jaw, nausea, vomiting and fatigue. However, about 25 percent of...


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what is an infarction?

A: To elaborate on alabriola, an infarction is indeed the death of tissue due to the blood supply being cut off, however the causes of such a cut off can vary and are not always indicated in the name of the diagnosis. The most commonly known infarctions are the myocardial infarction, or heart attack, and the cerebral infarction, or stroke. A heart attack is what is known as a "white infarction" as the blood flow is cut off and the muscle turns white as a result of the blood circulating out...


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what is an infarction?

A: To elaborate on alabriola, an infarction is indeed the death of tissue due to the blood supply being cut off, however the causes of such a cut off can vary and are not always indicated in the name of the diagnosis. The most commonly known infarctions are the myocardial infarction, or heart attack, and the cerebral infarction, or stroke. A heart attack is what is known as a "white infarction" as the blood flow is cut off and the muscle turns white as a result of the blood circulating...


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what is an ischemic infarction?

A: ischemia is a condition in which there is not enough blood being supplied to a part of the body, such as a tissue or an organ. an infarct is an area of tissue which has died off, typically as the result of an insufficient blood supply. So, an ischemic infarction is a region of dead tissue caused by a lack of blood reaching that area. ischemic infarction often occurs in the brain, where it

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what is anteroseptal infarction?

A: an anteroseptal infarction is a heart problem where part of the heart muscle dies and scars due to poor blood supply. In this case, the tissue damage is centered around the anteroseptal wall, the area between the left and right ventricles. This can be dangerous for the patient. It is necessary to receive treatment to address the cause of the tissue death and prevent additional damage.. This...


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what is an Eagle Score?

A: The Eagle score is one of the tests commonly used by diagnosticians for determining mortality risks in cardiovascular patients prior to surgery. Physicians use the five-point medical scoring system combined with the Detsky and Goldman tests, which take into account categories that include patient age, cardiac status, laboratory values, and other medical conditions. The evaluations provide an assessment of patient risk level. Health care providers also use dipyridamole/thallium scanning to provide a visual study of the...


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what is an Arterial Embolism?

A: an arterial embolism is a clot in an artery, which are the blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood from the heart to all the organs of the body. By blocking this blood flow, oxygen cannot reach the tissues, which may cause damage or death of that tissue. They most commonly occur in the legs and feet but may occur in the heart, causing a heart attack or stroke, causing damage to other organs. an arterial embolism is a medical emergency

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what is an echocardiogram and should you have one if you have ischemia?

A: No need to add more... ..Enough for you has been already discussed and said. an echo scan can show up any specific areas of the heart that are ischaemic ie not getting the blood + oxygen they need. this can be useful so that the doctors can be aware of what potential problems you might encounter in the future. different parts of the heart encounter different problems if they become ischaemic for example if they see that the part of your heart that pumps the blood round the body

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what is an Inotropic Effect?

A: When a drug, substance, or condition affects the contraction of a muscle, particularly the heart muscle, it is said to have an inotropic effect. The substance that causes it is referred to as an inotropic agent. Inotropic agents either have a positive or negative effect. The inotropic effect is usually most evident in drugs that affect the heart muscle. A drug that increases the strength of muscular contraction of the heart is said to have a positive inotropic effect. If the drug or substance weakens the force of the heartís muscle contractions, it

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what is an ECG Axis?

A: an electrocardiograph (ECG) axis is the direction in which all electric activity of the heart is focused. Electrode receptors placed in pairs known as leads on specific vector locations on the body, can map the heartís electrical activity through ECG machine. This cardiac test is known as an electrocardiogram. The electrocardiogram will reveal measurements of overall heart rhythms and any weaknesses in heart muscles. Once the direction is located, it is possible to determine how much of a focus...


 
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