(also called "heart attack" or "MI")

If the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen for a prolonged period of time, an area of the heart muscle can die. Dead muscle is called an area of "infarction". When an area of the heart muscle dies, it is called "Myocardial Infarction" or an "MI".







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