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What causes myocardial infarction?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: Hello. I am scheduled to have a cardiac XXXXXXX I am concerned because I have one already e day for 14 yrs(ni problem s). I do not feel that my Heart is the problem. At XXXXXXX r s my bra becomes tight, I now get tired really y fast and take naps. So yup 's a Mir or cat scan show problems and should some other test be done before deciding that t need a Cath? Stress test aS same as one year ago. I was told that I have angina. Just confused.
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Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu (4 hours later)
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Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

Yes you are right, other examinations are needed before deciding about angiography (heart catheterisation). Angiography should be done directly if you have myocardial infarction otherwise you should do the following examinations before going for angiography:
-     Cardiac ECHO
-     Stress test
-     Cardiac MRI or CT angiography

Hope this was of help!
Wish you health!
Dr. Shehu
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What causes myocardial infarction?

Brief Answer: Following answe rto your query... Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you for asking! I read your query and understood your concerns. Yes you are right, other examinations are needed before deciding about angiography (heart catheterisation). Angiography should be done directly if you have myocardial infarction otherwise you should do the following examinations before going for angiography: - Cardiac ECHO - Stress test - Cardiac MRI or CT angiography Hope this was of help! Wish you health! Dr. Shehu