The University of Michigan Health System explains that a septal infarction is usually associated with EKG changes in leads V1 and V2. These changes may include ST segment elevation, ST segment depression, T wave changes or the presence of Q waves, according to the ECG Learning Center from the University of Utah.Know More
Septal infarction is the medical term for a heart attack that involves a lack of blood flow to the heart's septum. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute states that the septum separates the two sides of the heart and prevents mixing of blood between the two sides of the heart.
Symptoms associated with a heart attack include chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness and anxiety, according to Cleveland Clinic. Women sometimes have unusual symptoms associated with a heart attack, including upper back, shoulder, arm or jaw pain, lightheadedness and excessive fatigue. If a person is experiencing any heart attack symptoms, immediate medical attention is necessary.
Cleveland Clinic lists several treatment options for a heart attack. Medications are given to improve the functioning of the heart, widen or dilate blood vessels and decrease pain. Cardiac catheterization may be performed to look for blockages in the arteries of the heart. Angioplasty and stenting may be done to open blocked arteries.Learn more about Diagnostics & Imaging
An EKG/ECG that finds dead tissue of undetermined age in the inferior heart wall is called an "inferior infarct, age undetermined." An infarct is heart tissue that dies from a heart attack, which electrocardiograms, or EKG/ECG, detect because the dead muscle no longer contracts, according to WebMD and the American Heart Association.Full Answer >
ECG and EKG are both acronyms for electrocardiogram. This is a test for problems with the electrical activity of the heart, which triggers the heart muscle to contract and pump blood through the arteries. Doctors may order an EKG to diagnose the cause of arrhythmia (irregular beat), heart attack or heart failure, according to WebMD.Full Answer >
A CA-125 blood test is used to detect a particular protein in the blood. While the test isn't accurate in all women, it is used to look for early cancers in certain high-risk patients and to monitor a patient's response to cancer treatment, according to Mayo Clinic.Full Answer >
A positron emission tomography scan is conducted by administering a radioactive tracer chemical to the patient and using a full-body scanner to detect how the substance interacts with tissues, organs and blood, states MedlinePlus. The radioactive signals tracked by the scanner are converted into electronic images.Full Answer >