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Definition of Myocardial infarction

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heart attack, obstruction of the heart muscle caused by an acute insufficiency or sudden interruption of blood flow the coronary arteries that nourish the heart tissues
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1. destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle
(synonym) myocardial infarct, MI
(hypernym) infarct, infarction
(part-holonym) heart attack
Myocardial infarction Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Terms
Gross necrosis of the myocardium as a result of interruption of the blood supply to the area; it is almost always caused by atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries, upon which coronary thrombosis is usually superimposed.
National Institutes of Health
NDIC Diabetes Dictionary
an interruption in the blood supply to the heart because of narrowed or blocked blood vessels. Also called a heart attack.
Source: The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC), NIH Publication No. 07–3016, October 2006 (About)
Diabetes Glossary
Also called a heart attack; results from permanent damage to an area of the heart muscle. This happens when the blood supply to the area is interrupted because of narrowed or blocked blood vessels.
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Myocardial infarction (MI) or acute myocardial infarction (AMI), commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow stops to a part of the heart causing damage to the heart muscle. The most common symptom is chest pain or discomfort which may travel into the shoulder, arm, back, neck, or jaw. Often it is in the center or left side of the chest and lasts for more than a few minutes. The discomfort may occasionally feel like heartburn. Other symptoms may include shortness of breath, nausea, feeling faint, a cold sweat, or feeling tired. About 30% of people have atypical symptoms, with women more likely than men to present atypically. Among those over 75 years old, about 5% have had an MI with little or no history of symptoms. An MI may cause heart failure, an irregular heartbeat, or cardiac arrest.

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