myocardial infarction

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From Late Latin infarctus + French myocarde < from Greek ἔμφραγμα (obstacle) του (οφ) μυοκαρδίου (heart muscle)

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myocardial infarction (plural myocardial infarctions)

  1. (cardiology, pathology) Necrosis of heart muscle caused by an interruption to the supply of blood to the heart, often as a result of coronary thrombosis.

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