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What happens to the heart with a myocardial infarction?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Muscle damage

If a strip of heart muscle is supplied by an artery that is blocked, it dies.
That is what a heart attack is. The technical term is myocardial ( which means heart muscle ) infarction ( which means death).

In brief: Muscle damage

If a strip of heart muscle is supplied by an artery that is blocked, it dies.
That is what a heart attack is. The technical term is myocardial ( which means heart muscle ) infarction ( which means death).
Dr. Mark Stern
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In brief: Variable

Some amount of muscle died.
If small amount, local scar can form. If huge amount , death may prevail. In the mid range some folks need medication, or angioplasty or surgery to sustain or enhance life.

In brief: Variable

Some amount of muscle died.
If small amount, local scar can form. If huge amount , death may prevail. In the mid range some folks need medication, or angioplasty or surgery to sustain or enhance life.
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