infarct infarct

Definition(s):

  • (n) localized necrosis resulting from obstruction of the blood supply

Usage(s):

  1. A group from Harvard estimated this risk and evaluated that on average, the extra risk of having a myocardial infarction, or heart attack, between 6 a.
  2. The myocardial infarction of September 1955 was well healed.
  3. The boy died when 18 hours old, and the autopsy showed two areas of infarction, one of which was so massive as to involve half the heart's lower left chamber.

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    Symptoms Of Dementia Symptoms of dementia emerge slowly, worsen over time and restrict your ability to function. Causes Of Dementia Dementia can be caused by a number of diseases, but the three most common are Alzheimer's disease, multi-infarct (or vascular) dementia and Lewy body disease.
    on August 14, 2013     Source: InteliHealth

Quotes

  • "The final issue the panel is going to discuss is the patient at high risk of myocardial infarct (heart attack) requiring medical intervention for their osteoarthritis," Koch says, according to the script.
    on Jun 16, 2009 By: David Koch Source: The Australian

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