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What is the difference between myocardial infarction and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

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A myocardial infarction causes irreversibly damage to the heart muscle.
Atherosclerosis is hardening of the arteries but does not imply damage to the heart muscle itself.

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A myocardial infarction causes irreversibly damage to the heart muscle.
Atherosclerosis is hardening of the arteries but does not imply damage to the heart muscle itself.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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