A left thalamic lacunar infarct is a ischemic infarction that occurs when the left thalamus stops receiving blood from vital cerebral arteries, according to Neuropathology-web.org. Lacunar infarcts account for roughly 20... More »

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Between the cerebral cortex and the mid-brain is a double-lobed mass called the thalamus. This mass controls sensory perception, movement and consciousness. A left thalamic stroke occurs when the blood supply is cut off ... More »

An inferior infarct is a heart attack caused by loss of blood flow in the bottom section of the heart's left ventricle, the chamber mainly responsible for pumping, explains HealthCentral. This loss of blood often results... More »

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A person is at higher risk for a lacunar infarct if she smokes, abuses drugs or alcohol, or has a poor diet, according to Healthline. She is also at higher risk is she is pregnant or on birth control pills and does not e... More »

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A septal wall infarct is an acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack, that takes place in the septum of the heart. The septum divides the left and right chambers of the heart, explains MedicineNet. More »

The most frequent cause for a heart attack is obstructed blood flow into the heart muscle, also called myocardial infarction, which leads to a squeezing pain in the chest, often extending to the left arm and sometimes to... More »

Anterior myocardial infarction electrocardiograms, or ECGs, may contain convex patterns reminiscent of a row of tombstones, or simply exhibit particular J point, T-wave or ST-segment patterns that may be accompanied by i... More »

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