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    cfrazier909 posted:
    My d dimer by dates:

    04/19/2011-<150 ng/ml

    blood transfusion-07/10/2011

    d dimer-07/11/2011----445 ng/ml

    d dimer--07/11/2011----0.60mcg/ml

    d dimer--12/09/2012----0.70 mcg/ml

    myoglobin--12/09/2012---18 ng

    EKG showed anterolateral ischemia, T wave inversion, and ST changes.

    What do all this mean? Is my d dimer increases? I used this online conversion calculater and it seems to be increasing. Please let me know if this is correct.
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    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:

    Regarding D-dimer, see Lab Tests Online

    http://www.labtestonline.org

    AND of course, your doctor(s) is/are obligated to fully-explain the results to you from any diagnostic test(s).


    "EKG showed anterolateral ischemia, T wave inversion, and ST changes."

    anterior/antero = front wall (of the heart) and lateral = side wall
    (of the heart)

    Ischemia = cardiac or myocardial ischemia. This is an insufficient amount of blood flow to an area/areas (regions, regional) of the heart muscle (myocardium), which can occur only when the heart is stressed (such as during exercise, aka exercise-induced) or at rest and stress, due to a narrowing (blockage) in one or more coronary arteries, coronary artery disease (CAD).

    The T wave occurs when the heart is getting ready to pump again, and may/can appear (on a routine resting electrocardiogram, ECG/EKG) as tall, peaked, inverted, or flat. T wave abnormalities can also be referred to as/noted as being non-specific (or unspecified), meaning that this may be seen in various conditions.

    The ST segment occurs immediately after the right and left ventricles (lower chambers of the heart) have contracted, that is, pumped out blood to the lungs and the rest of the body. The ST segment can become elevated or depressed.

    Noteworthy, sometimes, during a standard/routine resting electrocardiogram or treadmill stress test, for various reasons, there may/can be a false-positive result, indicating there is a problem when there actually isn't. If/when applicable, further testing can usually confirm or rule this out.

    Best of luck down the road of life.

    Take care,

    CardioStar*

    WebMD community member (since 8/99)

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    Coronary artery anatomy

    Starting with the left anterior descending (LAD), the most critical, next to the ultra-critical left main (LM).

    http://www.heartsite.com/html/lad.html


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    Heart Disease TYPES

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    http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-disease-men


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    http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-symptoms

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    Heart Disease

    Definition. Symptoms. Causes. Risk factors. Complications. Tests and diagnosis. Prevention......

    Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect the heart and sometimes your blood vessels......

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-disease/DS01120

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    How the Healthy Heart Works

    Arteries, Chambers, Valves

    http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/healthy-heart-works

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    cardiostarusa1 replied to cardiostarusa1's response:
    Corrected URL

    http://labtestsonline.org

    CardioStar*


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