from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See heart attack.
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- n. Necrosis of heart muscle caused by an interruption to the supply of blood to the heart, often as a result of coronary thrombosis.
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- n. destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle
From Late Latin infarctus + French myocarde < from Greek ἔμφραγμα (obstacle) του (οφ) μυοκαρδίου (heart muscle) (Wiktionary)