myocardial infarction


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This is called a myocardial infarction, or a heart attack. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, "New information about smoking and heart disease is worse than we thought," 15 Mar. 2018 The researchers followed up with the participants for up to nine years and found that, during that time, there were 41 deaths, five nonfatal myocardial infarctions, and six nonfatal strokes. Korin Miller, SELF, "Kendall Jenner Says Learning Transcendental Meditation Helped With Her Anxiety," 15 Mar. 2018 Most important, the researchers noticed that the overall incidence of myocardial infarction for the week following the spring switchover didn't change at all — there were more cases on Monday, but fewer in the rest of the week. Michael Hiltzik,, "In praise of the hated daylight saving time," 12 Mar. 2018 New studies reported the risk of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction or stroke were reduced for patients who took statins combined with a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs to reach ultra-low LDL levels. Julie Washington,, "New diabetes treatment tops Cleveland Clinic's Top 10 Medical Innovations 2018 list (photos)," 25 Oct. 2017 The preliminary cause of death was acute myocardial infarction and diabetic ketoacidosis, the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office reported. Kim Chatelain,, "Woman dies after being booked into St. Tammany Parish jail," 11 Oct. 2017

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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