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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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Myocardial imaging with I-123-BMIPP indicated impaired fatty acid metabolism in the mid-septum, findings consistent with myocardial damage due to reduced flow in the septal branch of the LAD.
Infants under one year are of high risks to develop severe pneumonia.12 Myocardial damage is the most common complication of pneumonia, which is caused by the joint damage of enzymes and toxins generated by pathogens and many oxygen free radicals and inflammatory factors released by the body.13 Severe pneumonia accompanied with myocardial damage usually develops rapidly and can threaten lives in a short time.
There are a lot of factors that can cause cardiac arrhythmia in trauma patients, such as abnormal tissue perfusion, vagosympathetic stimulus, electrical gradient difference between normal and injured tissue, aberrant conductions occurred after myocardial damage, electrolyte imbalance, catecholamine discharge, pain, and anxiety.
It's the technique with the most potential," able to noninvasively identify "both the nature and extent of myocardial damage," explained Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, MD, a cardiologist and imaging specialist at the Bristol (England) Heart Institute.
However, the hypertension-induced myocardial damage and its mechanisms are not fully elucidated.
Cardiac troponin I (cTnl) and T (cTnT) have a high sequence homology across phyla and are sensitive and specific markers of myocardial damage; Homology between canine and feline genes and humans was 95 and 96 percent, respectively (Burgener et al., 2006; Wells and Sleeper, 2008).
Serum markers of myocardial damage may or may not be elevated in patients with myocarditis, depending on the extent of damage.
[2] Complete right and left bundle branch block are definite electrocardiographic abnormalities, which suggest the possibility of myocardial damage. [3]
Contract Awarded for Jilin medical college of the provincial special 1 - myocardial damage detection and prevention and control of innovation and development technology platform procurement project
Although robust literature exists evaluating the impact of obesity on adverse cardiovascular outcomes, little has been written about the association between obesity duration, changes in weight and obesity status, and myocardial damage. Ndumele et al.
The extensive oxidative metabolism due to ischemic attack is accompanied by a concomitant generation of high amounts of reactive oxygen, nitrogen, and carbonyl species in the brain [15] So, the study of the behavioral reactions under conditions of myocardial damage are potentially useful in predicting possible neuronal complications, in monitoring the efficacy, and in choosing the more rational therapy.
However, there are some mechanisms that can explain the myocardial damage associated with catecholamines.