myocardial infarct

myocardial infarct
noun
destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle
Syn: ↑myocardial infarction, ↑MI
Hypernyms: ↑infarct, ↑infarction
Part Holonyms: ↑heart attack

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