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What are the differences between myocardial infarction and myocardial ischemia?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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In brief: Ischemia

Ischemia is a term for tissue not getting enough oxygen(almost the same as not enough blood supply).
Infarction is the end result of too much ischemia, it means death of the tissue. In other words infarction is the result of severe prolonged ischemia.

In brief: Ischemia

Ischemia is a term for tissue not getting enough oxygen(almost the same as not enough blood supply).
Infarction is the end result of too much ischemia, it means death of the tissue. In other words infarction is the result of severe prolonged ischemia.
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