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
Different heart conditions and problems can cause abnormal EKG readings, including congenital heart defects, an enlarged heart, poor blood supply flowing to the heart and arrhythmia, according to MedlinePlus. An EKG, or ECG, is also known as an electrocardiogram.Full Answer >
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 >
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a test that can detect disease or tissue damage such as inflammation, infection, stroke, tumors and seizures, according to WebMD. An MRI can see information about the body that is not visible through other means such as an X-ray, CT scan or ultrasound.Full Answer >
Cholesterol deposits on the eyes are detected through a visual examination of the skin conducted by a general physician or dermatologist, according to Healthline. The physician may order a blood panel or skin biopsy to confirm the visual evaluation.Full Answer >