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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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Major bleeding, myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery, and sepsis had the largest attributable fractions (adjusted hazard ratios, 2.6, 2.2, and 5.6, respectively; attributable fractions, 17.0, 15.9, and 12.0 percent, respectively).
Zhu, Protective effect of ocotillol on acute myocardial injury induced by lad in rat, J Mol Cell Cardiol., 42, 215 (2007).
Withholding angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) 24 hours before noncardiac surgery has been associated with a 30-day lower risk for all-cause death, stroke, myocardial injury, and intra operative hypotension (18% adjusted relative risk reduction).
While some authors advocate blood transfusion in severely anemic patients with myocardial injury, (1) red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in cardiac surgery was shown to be associated with increased morbidity and mortality.
(13) Other studies have demonstrated that RIPC using brief ischemia and reperfusion of the upper limb could reduce myocardial injury in adult patients undergoing CABG surgery.
MUNICH -- The worldwide cardiology community's newly revised universal definition of an MI refines the way that cardiologists distinguish between myocardial infarction and myocardial injury, said Joseph S.
If there is an abnormal rhythm on ECG and suspected myocardial injury, 24-hour monitoring, serial physical examinations, and cardiac enzymes levels follow-up are suggested (11).
Cisplatin is the backbone of GCT chemotherapy, and is related to myocardial injury, thromboembolism and vasculitis.
Myocardial injury, major bleeding, and sepsis contributed to nearly three-quarters of all deaths.
For example, endogenous SO[sub]2 was found to prevent the isopropanol-induced myocardial injury, acting as an antioxidant and a protector against the mitochondrial dysfunction.[15],[16] Chen et al.
Despite the lead misplacements in Figure 1, evidence of myocardial injury was obvious, as was the need for a properly recorded ECG.

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