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myocardial infarction

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myocardial infarction

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

myocardial infarction

n (Med) → Myokardinfarkt m
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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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MONDAY, July 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For patients presenting to the emergency department with symptoms suggestive of myocardial infarction, a tool developed to integrate high-sensitivity troponin I or T concentrations and dynamic change during serial sampling can estimate the probability of myocardial infarction and 30-day outcomes, according to a study published in the June 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
NNA - The Lebanese Society of Cardiology (LSC) has launched a mobile phone application that allows medical doctors to access a clear algorithm on Oral Antiplatelet (OAP) therapy and determine individualized regimens for patients at risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), an umbrella term encompassing a number of conditions including unstable angina and myocardial infarction. Made possible by an unrestricted grant from AstraZeneca, the OAP Select App is available on both App Store and Google Play.
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has been found to be the leading cause of death in elderly over the age of 65 years.
Septal myocardial infarction is commonly developed with anterior myocardial infarction because the feeding artery of the ventricular septum is a branch of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery.
The incidence of perioperative myocardial infarction (PMI) ranges from 7-15% after cardiac surgery affecting length of hospital stay (HLOS), incurred cost and more importantly reduced short term survival1-3.
Reportedly, THEMIS was conducted in over 19,000 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and type-2 diabetes (T2D) with no prior heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI) or stroke.
However, whether antiplatelet therapy could prevent the development of ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction remained unknown.
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a clinical manifestation of coronary disease resulting from coronary artery occlusion that leads to irreversible myocardial ischemia and progresses to myocardial necrosis.
The study, which included more than 50,000 patients, found that the rate of in-hospital mortality (death) for women suffering a full-blown heart attack (ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or STEMI) fell from 18.3 percent to 6.9 percent.

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