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n. pl. my·o·car·di·a (-dē-ə)
The muscular tissue of the heart.

[New Latin : myo- + Greek kardiā, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

my′o·car′di·al adj.


(Anatomy) of or relating to the muscular tissue of the heart
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Adj.1.myocardial - of or relating to the myocardium


, myocardiac
a. miocárdico-a, rel. al miocardio;
___ contractioncontracción del miocardio;
___ diseasesmiocardiopatías.


adj miocárdico
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9 Severe asphyxia may cause myocardial dysfunction and injury or ischemic myocardial necrosis in both ventricles as a result of under perfusion.
Efficacy of herbal mixture for the treatment of salbutamol induced myocardial necrosis in rabbits.
Lymphoid tumors in myocardial cells were composed of various tumor cells, the histopathological observation of cardiac muscle revealed the focal tumor lesions in the heart with mild myocardial necrosis, lymphocytic myocarditis, hyperplasia of myocyte nuclei, myocardial infiltration with rupture and myocarditis (Fig.
Raised cardiac biochemical markers including CK and CK MB are of utmost importance as it signifies the amount of myocardial necrosis and have a direct impact on mortality of patients12.
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).
Patients were classified into four groups: USAP (n=44) because there was a myocardial ischemia without myocardial necrosis; NSTEMI (n=50) because they were associated with elevated myocardial necrosis markers and without any elevation in ST-segments in the ECG; segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) (n=45) because they had acute chest pain and/or persistent (>20 min) ST-segment elevation and elevated necrosis markers; and NCCP (n=46).
sup][4] reported that catecholamines cause myocardial necrosis, focal myofibrillar degeneration, and subsequent fibrous scar formation.
Thus, it is rationale to search for drugs with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic properties for the prevention of myocardial necrosis.
Serious complication may occur as VF, thromboembolisation or myocardial necrosis.
Myocardial necrosis can therefore be distinguished from angina pectoris.
The current study was planned to evaluate the kinetics and the association of some markers of myocardial necrosis and apoptosis in patients during reperfusion injury who underwent either primary PCI or received thrombolysis therapy with STEMI-ACS.
Wang and colleagues "also hope to extend our experimental models to other disorders such as severe craniocerebral injury, bronchial asthma, chronic pulmonary heart disease, arrhythmia, and myocardial necrosis, etc.

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