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what is infarction?

A: Infarction refers to the death of tissue when the blood supply in the arteries is prevented from flowing. The term is mostly used for blocking of the cardiac (heart) arteries, which causes heart attack; the term for this is myocardial infarction....


what is myocardial infraction?

A: Hear Attack I don''t know what myocardial infraction is BUT myocardial infarction is another word for a "heart attack". A Heart Attack! a fancy way to say a heart attack. The term is "myocardial infarction", not infraction. It is commonly known as a heart attack. Simply, having a heart attack. Heart Attack. A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart is cut off. If the blood flow to the heart is not restored, that part of the heart will die, causing disability or death. read above answer carefully, it is "infarction"...


When a myocardial infarction occurs, what is it characterized by?

A: Myocardial Infarction is a heart attack. If you are a woman you may not have the typical symptoms. Mine were fatigue and constantly eating sweets! Jeez, it would take hours to really answer that. Here are some answers to your direct questions. Yes an MI will cause necrosis to the affected part of the heart. The longer treatment is delayed, the further the necrosis will spread. Irritation of the pericardium will cause severe discomfort, but won''t neccessarily result in an MI. Fluid build up between the pericardium and the heart is called pericardial tamponade. That will gradually decrease the space the heart has to...


what is Symptomatic Bradycardia?

A: Symptomatic bradycardia is a condition characterized by an abnormally low heart rate accompanied by symptoms like dizziness and fatigue. For many patients, this occurs when the resting heart rate drops below 50 beats per minute, although there are some exceptions. People with symptoms related to a low heart rate may need treatment because they could develop complications, including a myocardial infarction, where the heart doesn’t get enough oxygen and some of the muscle tissue is damaged. Treatment options can depend on the underlying causes.. Healthy adults may have a heart rate between 60 and 100 beats per minute. If this drops below 60 beats per minute, it may be...


what is Atherogenesis?

A: Atherogenesis is a process which leads to the formation of plaques made up of fatty materials. These plaques line the arteries, gradually constricting them. In some patients, atherogenesis can lead to health complications as a result of their compromised arteries. These issues can include high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. There are a number of treatment options available for someone who has developed atheromas, the technical term for the fatty plaques created by this process. The process of atherogenesis starts as early as the teens, with the formation of fatty streaks. Fatty...

what is Lipotoxicity?

A: Lipotoxicity is damage to tissues not designed for fatty acid storage. It can develop in patients with diabetes and some other conditions, and has been explored as a possible cause of what is commonly called “metabolic syndrome.” Diagnosis of this problem can be accomplished with testing of tissues in question, along with medical imaging studies and a review of the patient’s history. The best options for treatment can depend on the specifics of the case.. Tissues in the human body have the capacity to store energy in the form of fat in...


what is Acute Coronary Syndrome?

A: Acute coronary syndrome is a constellation of symptoms which emerge when the supply of blood to the heart is restricted. When a patient presents with acute coronary syndrome, immediate intervention is required to determine what is causing the condition and address it before permanent damage occurs. A doctor can diagnose acute coronary syndrome with the assistance of an electrocardiogram (ECG) as well as bloodwork and a patient interview. The key symptom is chest pain, which may radiate along the jaw and left arm. Patients can also experience nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, clammy skin, sweating, and pale skin. The...

what is the "right" aspirin and the "right" dosage to prevent heart attacks?

A: A lot of people are confused about aspirin. In healthy people with no disease, aspirin only prolongs heart attacks. If you are living an unhealthy life style, aspirin won''t help. The clock is ticking. Telling you to talk to a doctor sounds like a generic answer, but it''s the best one. Your doctor knows your history. He/She knows if you have stents, your level of disease, if you had stroke, your risk factors, etc. etc. and based on that information can make the appropiate recommendations such as Aspirin (81mg or 325mg), plavix 75mg, coumadin (based on blood levels), etc. etc. these medicine are prescribed based on your history. 1-2 pil;s You...


what is ischemic?

A: Lack of blood flow to the area, usually a blockage of some sort. Poor flood flow, leading to higher risk of peripheral neuropathy (lack of sensation in hands and feet), & strokes etc. I think!!! ischaemic;adj. [modern Latin from Greek iskhaimos, from iskho ‘keep back’] thats the nearest i could find to ischemic in the dictionary Not receiving adequate blood flow. An ischemic stroke occurs when an artery in the brain becomes blocked. what is it? ischemic ("is-skeem-ic") stroke occurs when an artery to the brain


what is Therapeutic Hypothermia?

A: Hypothermia is defined as below normal temperature, usually below 95.9 degrees Fahrenheit or 35.5 degrees Celsius in humans. This is a dangerous state under most circumstances, and can run a variety of risks. Yet in some cases, dropping the body temperature below these levels can be highly desirable from a medical standpoint. When this is done purposefully it is called therapeutic hypothermia. For a long time, there has been significant evidence that cooling the body down during many forms of heart surgery can greatly reduce risk of stroke or ischemia. It

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