myocardial myocardial  /ˌmaɪ ə ˈkɑr di əl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to the myocardium

Usage(s):

  1. The myocardial infarction of September 1955 was well healed.
  2. Chronic heavy drinking increases the risk of myocardial disease and high blood pressure.
  3. These are classic symptoms of a heart attack, or what doctors call a myocardial infarction.

News

  1. First BioVentrix Revivent® System Clinical Patients Sustain 39.6% Improvement in Heart Function at One Year

    BioVentrix, pioneer of the Less Invasive Ventricular Enhancement™ procedure for the treatment of heart failure, announced today publication of baseline and 12-month comparative data demonstrating the durability of its Revivent Myocardial Anchoring System in the first 11 patients treated with the device.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Hospital mortality rates may be linked to performance on publicly reported medical conditions

    Hospital performance on publicly reported conditions (acute myocardial infarction [heart attack], congestive heart failure, and pneumonia), may potentially be used as a signal of overall hospital mortality rates, according to a study by Marta L. McCrum, M.D., of Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, and colleagues.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. Study: Alzheimer's Drugs May Reduce MI Risk

    According to a Swedish study published recently in the European Heart Journal , use of cholinesterase inhibitors to treat subjects diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease was associated with a reduced risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and death. The observational study, which drew data from a cohort of more than 7,000 patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's dementia or Alzheimer's mixed ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: American Academy of Family Physicians

Quotes

  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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