Myocardial infarction (diagram)

Myocardial infarction (diagram)
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Anterior wall myocardial infarction at the apex of the heart (2) after occlusion (1) of the left anterior descending artery (LAD), a branch of the left coronary artery (LCA). Schematic representation.

Myocardial infarction is a regional loss of myocardial tissue secondary to impaired circulation. It is caused by occlusion of the lumen of a coronary vessel.

About 20% of infarctions are asymptomatic ("silent" infarction). The severity and quality of the symptoms differ widely between individuals.

Source: J. Heuser via wikipedia 

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