silent myocardial infarction


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Related to silent myocardial infarction: silent myocardial ischemia, transmural infarction

si·lent my·o·car·di·al in·farc·tion

infarction that produces none of the characteristic symptoms and signs of myocardial infarction.

silent myocardial infarction

an interruption in blood flow to the coronary arteries without the usual signs and symptoms of a heart attack. Such infarctions may be associated with diabetes.

si·lent my·o·car·di·al in·farct·ion

(sī'lĕnt mī'ō-kahr'dē-ăl in-fahrk'shŭn)
Infarct that produces none of the characteristic symptoms and signs of myocardial infarction.

silent myocardial infarction

Unrecognized myocardial infarction. The patient may experience difficulty breathing, heartburn, nausea, arm pain, or other atypical symptoms.
See also: infarction