MI

Alternative names
Myocardial infarction; Heart attack; Acute MI

Definition
A heart attack (myocardial infarction) occurs when an area of heart muscle dies or is permanently damaged because of an inadequate supply of oxygen to that area.

See:

  • Heart attack

  • Heart attack

  • Heart attack.

  • Heart attack.

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    Last revised: December 3, 2012
    by Gevorg A. Poghosian, Ph.D.

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