destruction of an area of heart muscle as the result of occlusion of a coronary artery Compare coronary thrombosis
myocardial infarction n.
Necrosis of a region of the myocardium caused by an interruption in the supply of blood to the heart, usually as a result of occlusion of a coronary artery. Also called cardiac infarction.
See heart attack.
- Myocardial insufficiency
myocardial insufficiency n. See heart failure.
[mahy-uh-kahr-dee-uh-gram] /ˌmaɪ əˈkɑr di əˌgræm/ noun 1. the graphic record produced by a myocardiograph.
myocardiopathy my·o·car·di·op·a·thy (mī’ō-kär’dē-ŏp’ə-thē) n. See cardiomyopathy.
[mahy-uh-kahr-dee-uh-graf, -grahf] /ˌmaɪ əˈkɑr di əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/ noun 1. an instrument for recording the movements of the heart. /ˌmaɪəʊˈkɑːdɪəˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf/ noun 1. an instrument for recording the movements of heart muscle myocardiograph my·o·car·di·o·graph (mī’ō-kär’dē-ə-grāf’) n. An instrument for making tracings of the movements of the heart muscle.