What is anterolateral ischemia?
Ischemia means a reduced blood supply to an organ or body part.
Antero- refers to the anterior, or front side of something.
-lateral means to the side or the outside of something.
So to put it all together Anterolateral Ischemia means that there is or was a reduction of blood flow to the front outside part (of an organ).
This is often a term used to describe findings after chest pain or a heart attack. In that case it would mean that the area of the heart on the front side and just to the outside (either right or left) of a line drawn down the middle of the heart has had a reduction in blood supply with some damage to the heart muscle tissue (either temporary or permanent).
The heart muscle is called Myocardial tissue.
Myo- is muscle
cardio- refers to heart.
So, if this is describing reduction in blood supply to the outside front part of the heart muscle... that would be called Anterolateral Myocardial Ischemia.