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myocardial infarction

my·o·car·di·al in·farc·tion

/mīəˈkärdēəl inˈfärkSHən/

Noun

Heart cell death caused by poor or stopped blood flow due to blockage of a coronary artery with an embolus or thrombus. This condition is often accompanied by chest discomfort in the center of the chest that is unrelieved by rest. Pain quality often increases or changes, and may be associated with dyspnea, diaphoresis, nausea, weakness, and palpitations.