Definitions for "Acute myocardial infarction"
This is the medical term for a heart attack. It literally means sudden death of heart muscle. This is normally caused by atherosclerosis. Also called an AMI, Coronary or MI.
(ICD-9 410) A manifestation of ischemic heart disease, describing a severe sudden onset of myocardial necrosis due to the formation of a thrombus in the coronary arterial system obstructing arterial blood flow to that section of cardiac muscle.
A blockage from the formation of a blood clot in one or more of the blood vessels to the heart. Damage to the heart muscle results, due to the lack of blood flow.