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Myocardial infarction

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myocardial infarction

A term used to describe irreversible injury to heart muscle.

Synonym: heart attack.

See: infarction.

Common symptoms include substernal, crushing chest pain that may radiate to the jaw or arms. Chest pains may be associated with nausea, sweating and shortness of breath.

Acronym: MI