Definition of infarction in English:



  • Obstruction of the blood supply to an organ or region of tissue, typically by a thrombus or embolus, causing local death of the tissue.

    ‘Secondly, exertional angina can progress to unstable angina, acute myocardial infarction, or death.’
    • ‘What about intentionally giving thrombolytic drugs after myocardial infarction?’
    • ‘The efficacy of thrombolysis after acute myocardial infarction differs by age.’
    • ‘One good example of this is the use of thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction.’
    • ‘Modification of risk factors is therefore vital to reduce death from myocardial infarction and stroke.’
    • ‘In the Dutch study, the excess of deaths from myocardial infarction and stroke was seen only in men.’
    • ‘Patients with acute coronary syndromes are at high risk of myocardial infarction and death.’
    • ‘Need for cardiac care was determined by the presence of angina, myocardial infarction, and coronary risk factors.’
    • ‘Arterial disease leads to ischaemia or infarction within affected organs.’
    • ‘The most prominent findings associated with Zygomycetes infection were invasion of blood vessels and tissue infarctions.’
    • ‘The primary outcome was the composite end point of myocardial infarction, stroke, or cardiovascular death.’
    • ‘The syndrome can develop because of infection, infarction or a combination of the two.’
    • ‘Three quarters of all deaths from myocardial infarction occur after cardiac arrest in the community.’
    • ‘Yet fewer than half will have a final diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina.’
    • ‘Cardiogenic shock is the commonest cause of death after acute myocardial infarction.’
    blood clot, embolism, embolus, infarction



/inˈfärkSH(ə)n/ /ɪnˈfɑrkʃ(ə)n/