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This does not tell us if it was 2 heart attacks or one, it only describes the location of the infarcts
Tha anterioir wall is the anterior wall of the heart, and the posterior wall is the posterior wall of the heart
It said inferior, is that the same as posterior? Does that basically mean the front and the back?
No, sorry, that is my mistake
inferior is the inferior wall of the heart
What does that mean, in layman terms? Just an interior portion? I'm trying to picture the model heart from biology class, lol
There are several areas on the heart as an organ, the anterior means front, and the inferior means bottom
Oh, so the front and bottom showed an irregularity in the test. From what I could learn ischemia is lack of blood or oxygen? Is that what a heart attack is, in essence?
No, ischemia will lead to an infarction, which is a heart attack
Are you there?
Yes. So I may not have had an actual heart attack, but kind of a preview of one? Am I correct in my research, that ischemia is lack of blood or oxygen?
yes, you are correct on both counts
I did not receive any instructions upon discharge yesterday evening, in fact, I only found out the result of the test by reading the discharge packet this evening. Would it be okay to take a small dose aspirin until my follow up on January 10, 2012, or would that be over-thinking/overacting to the situation??
It would be fine to take until you see your doctor
What would you recommend as a dose and how many times per day?
81mg once a day is the standard dose
Ok, Thank you so much! Have a wonderful holiday weekend, enjoy ringing in the New Year!!
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