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 +(1) The term "​myocardial infarction"​ focuses on the [[heart]] muscle, which is called the myocardium,​and the changes that occur in it due to the sudden deprivation of circulating [[blood]]. This is usually caused by [[arteriosclerosis]] with narrowing of the coronary [[arteries]],​ the culminating event being a thrombosis (clot). The main change is death ([[necrosis]]) of myocardial [[tissue]].
  
 +The word "​infarction"​ comes from the Latin "​infarcire"​ meaning "to plug up or cram." It refers to the clogging of the artery, which is frequently initiated by [[cholesterol]] piling up on the inner wall of the [[blood vessels]] that distribute blood to the heart muscle.
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 +Common Misspellings:​ acute myocardial infaction, acute myicardial infarction, acute myicardial infaction, acute miocardial infarction, acute miocardial infaction
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 +(2) Acute myocardial infarction (AMI): The sudden occlusion of a coronary artery leading to myocardial [[cell]] death.  ​
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 +(3) **A New Definition of Myocardial Infarction** - The new criteria are elevated troponin or CK-MB levels and either ischemic symptoms or electrocardiographic changes.
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 +See also:
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 +[[Heart Attack]]
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 +[[Thrombus]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​thesite/​lymphedema_and_congestive_heart_failure.htm|Congestive Heart Failure]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​thesite/​lymphedema_deep_venous_thrombosis.htm|Deep Venous Thrombosis]]
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 +[[:​Thrombophlebitis]]
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