Does infarct mean heart attack?

Does infarct mean heart attack?

A myocardial infarction (MI), commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow decreases or stops to the coronary artery of the heart, causing damage to the heart muscle….

Myocardial infarction
Other names Acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart attack

Which myocardial infarction type is most severe?

ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI): If the complete obstruction of a coronary artery occurs, resulting in the death of heart muscle tissue, we refer to that as STEMI, the worst form of ACS.

What is inferolateral myocardial infarction?

Inferolateral myocardial infarction ST segment elevation is seen in inferolateral leads (II, III, aVF, V5, V6) indicating inferolateral ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). There is a discordance between the ST segment in aVL and V6 – there is ST segment depression in aVL while the ST segment is minimally elevated in V6.

What is inferior ST elevation myocardial infarction?

Inferior ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Inferior MI accounts for 40-50% of all myocardial infarctions. Generally have a more favourable prognosis than anterior myocardial infarction (in-hospital mortality only 2-9%), however certain factors indicate a worse outcome.

What is inferior wall myocardial infarction?

Inferior wall myocardial infarction (MI) occurs from a coronary artery occlusion with resultant decreased perfusion to that region of the myocardium. Unless there is timely treatment, this results in myocardial ischemia followed by infarction.

Which St findings are characteristic of inferior myocardial infarction (im)?

In Inferior Myocardial Infarction, neither ST elevation in lead V1 nor ST depression in lead I are reliable findings for the diagnosis of right ventricular infarction.

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