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Myocardial infarction

Synonym(s)

  • attack coronary
  • CT - coronary thrombosis
  • heart attack
  • MI - myocardial infarction
  • myocardial infarct
  • myocardial necrosis syndrome

Definition(s)

An acute episode of heart disease marked by the death or damage of heart muscle due to insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle usually as a result of a coronary thrombosis or a coronary occlusion and that is characterized especially by chest pain--called also myocardial infarction.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014