Definition of myocardial infarction in US English:

myocardial infarction


  • another term for heart attack
    • ‘There was a 13 percent relative reduction in the rate of heart failure in patients who had a myocardial infarction during the study period.’
    • ‘Beta blocker therapy is recommended in patients with a history of myocardial infarction who have no contraindications.’
    • ‘Serum cardiac marker determinations play a vital role in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction.’
    • ‘The II genotype was associated with a 2-fold increase in the incidence of myocardial infarction compared with the DD genotype.’
    • ‘In the placebo-controlled trials, atenolol had no effect on all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality, myocardial infarction, or stroke.’


myocardial infarction

/mīəˌkärdēəl inˈfärkSH(ə)n/