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1. (Science: cardiology) The formation of an infarct.

2. An infarct.

Origin: L. Infarcire = to stuff in

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How can I find out what version of CYP1A2 I have?

... in the CYP1A2 gene may lead to a slower metabolism of caffeine. In patients with a slow version of the enzyme the risk for myocardial infarction (heart attack) is increased by a third (2–3 cups) to two thirds (>4 cups). The risk was more marked in people under the age of 59. [ Cornelis ...

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by gstevenz
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: How can I find out what version of CYP1A2 I have?
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

... of the body. These afflictions are Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), Atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis, Angina, Coronary Thrombosis and Myocardial Infarction and Stroke. Apart from the high mortality rate - it is estimated that CVD kills 140,000 people a year under 75 years old, chronic heart disease ...

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by sharleenreyna
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
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Traditional Chinese Medicine in China

... in Zheng-syndrome, in diagnostic indexes; in therapeutic principles, in healing emergency patients with shock, acute DIC, acute myocardial infarction and acute renal failure. For treatment of bone fracture, method is adopted based on the theory of combination of mobilization and immobilization. ...

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by acherb
Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traditional Chinese Medicine in China
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Heart & Emotions

... pain in the chest? Any biological explanation? No, it's purely psychosomatic. Unless of course you are experiencing the onset of a myocardial infarction as a result of the stress btw hello im new :)

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by cbrons
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heart & Emotions
Replies: 15
Views: 10051

Re: Myocardial Infarction

I need some help with the following: During an MI there has been studies to show glucose levels increase - why? Is it due to the fact certain steroids are released? If so can someone explain the mechanism of this? Also by how much will blood glucose levels increase - will it be a significant increa...

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by Revenged
Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Myocardial Infarction
Replies: 5
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