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What is the difference between a heart attack, myocardial infarction?

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Dr. Asaf Presente
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Same

Heart attack is the lay term for myocardial infarction (comes in two levels of severity.
.Non-st-elevation and st-elevation - which refer to changes on an ekg and broadly reflect if an arterial occlusion is total or subtotal).

In brief: Same

Heart attack is the lay term for myocardial infarction (comes in two levels of severity.
.Non-st-elevation and st-elevation - which refer to changes on an ekg and broadly reflect if an arterial occlusion is total or subtotal).
Dr. Asaf Presente
Dr. Asaf Presente
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Dr. Mark Bair
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not Much

Heart attack is a general term that can include chest pain from angina to bad rhythms in your heart or any other discomfort causing heart related abnormality.
However, myocardial infarction means that the blood flow to part of your heart has be compromised and is killing the muscle of your heart. This is when we take you to a catheter lab and place stents in your arteries to open up the flow.

In brief: Not Much

Heart attack is a general term that can include chest pain from angina to bad rhythms in your heart or any other discomfort causing heart related abnormality.
However, myocardial infarction means that the blood flow to part of your heart has be compromised and is killing the muscle of your heart. This is when we take you to a catheter lab and place stents in your arteries to open up the flow.
Dr. Mark Bair
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lay term

Heart attack is the lay term for acute myocardial infarction.

In brief: Lay term

Heart attack is the lay term for acute myocardial infarction.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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