myocardial infarction


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myocardial infarction

myocardial infarction

n
(Pathology) destruction of an area of heart muscle as the result of occlusion of a coronary artery. Compare coronary thrombosis

heart′ attack`


n.
1. any sudden insufficiency of oxygen supply to the heart that results in heart muscle damage; myocardial infarction.
2. any sudden disruption of heart function.

myocardial infarction

Commonly called heart attack, a condition in which obstruction of blood flowing to the heart muscle results in tissue death. It is most often caused by atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myocardial infarction - destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart musclemyocardial infarction - destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle
heart attack - a sudden severe instance of abnormal heart function
infarct, infarction - localized necrosis resulting from obstruction of the blood supply
Translations
infarkt myokardu
szívinfarktus

myocardial infarction

n (Med) → Myokardinfarkt m

my·o·car·di·al in·farc·tion

n. infarto cardíaco, necrosis de células del músculo cardíaco debido a un bloqueo del abastecimiento de sangre que lo irriga, condición usualmente conocida como ``ataque al corazón''.
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This study assessed changes in the in-hospital mortality of men and women with acute myocardial infarction over a 20-year period.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the presenting symptoms listed as those of unrecognised myocardial infarction in patients admitted to the medical wards in NRIMCH.
Objectives: To determine frequency of left ventricular thrombus (LVT) in acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and to find out the correlation of risk factors with development of left ventricular thrombus.
Acute myocardial infarction is a clinical manifestation of coronary disease which occurs when a blood vessel is narrowed or occluded in such a way that it leads to irreversible myocardial ischemia [1, 2].
According to the Third Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction (3rd UDMI), [2] a consensus document from the European Society of Cardiology/American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/World Heart Federation, the term "acute myocardial infarction" can be used when there is "evidence of myocardial necrosis in a clinical setting consistent with acute myocardial ischemia" (1).
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It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Myocardial Infarction and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects.
We should be adding to this discussion some information about the observed association between the influenza vaccine and acute myocardial infarction.
Background: Left ventricular thrombus (LVT) is reported to be a common complication in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients.
This leads to clot formation, diminishes blood flow to myocardial cells and thus induces myocardial infarction.
The objectives of this study were to determine the gender and age distribution of acute myocardial infarction patients and to find out the frequency of left ventricular thrombus in acute myocardial infarction patients.

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