Are there other names for a myocardial infarction?

Yes. Heart attack is a generic term. Medical terms include myocardial infarction, mi, acute coronary syndrome, acute coronary occlusion and acute coronary thrombosis. There are several types of myocardial infarction that are important for the treating physicians to know. They include stemi, nstemi, q wave mi, non-q wave mi, transmural mi, semi and others.