infarction infarction  /ɪn ˈfɑrk ʃən/


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


  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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  1. "It is well-established that air pollution causes myocardial infarction [heart attack] and stroke," said Dr. Andrea Baccarelli, who led the study while at the Harvard School of Public Health. "This is the first time that anyone has connected...
    on May 12, 2008 By: Andrea Source: Washington Post

  2. "A quarter of individuals in our study who suffered an acute myocardial infarction did so within two weeks of their first Vioxx prescription," Linda Levesque, a doctoral student at McGill University in Montreal and lead author of the study, said...
    on May 3, 2006 By: René Lévesque Source: Channel News Asia

  3. "During the first month after myocardial infarction, in an optimally treated high-risk patient population, ICD implantation does not offer a survival benefit," study author Dr. Gerhard Steinbeck, a paid adviser to Medtronic, said in a slide...
    on Mar 31, 2009 By: John Steinbeck Source: Reuters

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