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• The LAD or the left anterior descending artery is one of the main arteries that supplies blood to a major portion of the heart. The LAD is on the left side of the heart and runs down in front of the heart and supplies blood to almost more than half of the heart muscle. The septal branches of the LAD supply blood to the interventricular septum of the heart, and the diagnol branches of the LAD supply blood to the side walls of the heart. The LAD also wraps around the bottom of the heart and supplies areas of the heart beyond this point. In the event of a blockage of the main LAD or its branches, the regions being supplied by it are bound to be deprived of oxygen, and therefore get damaged. The damaged muscle tissues is replaced by scar tissue that does not function like the normal heart muscle, leading to the development of problems. Cardiac rehabilitation, lifestyle modification inlcuding cessation of smoking, avoiding consumption of alcohol, eating a healthy well balanced diet, and adherence to advise from a cardiologist are essential for recovery from a heart attack, including after surgical interventions, to minimize the risk of complications such as heart failure, etc.
Skedoc, Hyderabad, India, August 26, 2022

• Stents and PCI - Your ejection fraction is certainly within the normal range. As for any lasting damage to your heart muscle, that can depend on when you experienced the STEMI, how quickly it was treated (we assume you received an angioplasty/stent). These are really questions for your cardiologist to answer with the angiograms/ultrasound data.
Angioplasty.Org Staff, Angioplasty.Org, September 22, 2019

• After STEMI my echo shows basal inferior and anteroseptal segments are thin scarred and akinetic Lad 60% stenosis from angiogram with LVEF= 58. Has my STEMI caused major damage to my heart and is there a possibility of heart failure?
Stents and PCI, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, September 13, 2019








































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