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What exactly is myocardial infarction?

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

In brief: Heart attack

Myocardial infarction is the technical term for what is commonly known as a "heart attack.
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In brief: Heart attack

Myocardial infarction is the technical term for what is commonly known as a "heart attack.
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Dr. Matthew Hennig
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Loss of oxygen

The heart muscle loses its supply of oxygen from the coronary arteries.
By losing the oxygen, the heart muscle can't continue to function and dies unless the blood flow is restored quickly enough (under 6 hours).

In brief: Loss of oxygen

The heart muscle loses its supply of oxygen from the coronary arteries.
By losing the oxygen, the heart muscle can't continue to function and dies unless the blood flow is restored quickly enough (under 6 hours).
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