All The Arteries Of The Heart

When one of those larger arteries gets clogged or blocked, we call that a heart attack.

The medical term for an artery block is an “infarct”

The medical term for heart muscle is “myocardium”

So the medical word for a heart attack is myocardial infarction, often abbreviated “MI”

Arteries of Heart

Image:

Gunther von Hagens, Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg
Source:
http://www.bodyworlds.com/en.html

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