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Definition of Myocardial infarction

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obstruction of the heart muscle
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Noun
1. destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle
(synonym) myocardial infarct, MI
(hypernym) infarct, infarction
(part-holonym) heart attack
Myocardial infarction Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Terms
Gross necrosis of the myocardium as a result of interruption of the blood supply to the area; it is almost always caused by atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries, upon which coronary thrombosis is usually superimposed.
National Institutes of Health
NDIC Diabetes Dictionary
an interruption in the blood supply to the heart because of narrowed or blocked blood vessels. Also called a heart attack.
  
Source: The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC), NIH Publication No. 07–3016, October 2006 (About)
Diabetes Glossary
Also called a heart attack; results from permanent damage to an area of the heart muscle. This happens when the blood supply to the area is interrupted because of narrowed or blocked blood vessels.
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Myocardial infarction (from , MI) or acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is the medical term for an event commonly known as a heart attack. It happens when blood stops flowing properly to part of the heart and the heart muscle is injured due to not receiving enough oxygen. Usually this is because one of the coronary arteries that supplies blood to the heart develops a blockage due to an unstable buildup of white blood cells, cholesterol and fat. The event is called "acute" if it is sudden and serious.

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