Myocardial Infarction - Definition

Myocardial infarction (MI) is defined as myocardial cell death in combination with symptoms suggestive of myocardial ischaemia.1,2

Myocardial Infarction

Heart structure Heart diagram showing blocked artery and affected area

  1. Thygesen K, et al. Third universal definition of myocardial infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012;60:1581-1598.
  2. Steg G, et al, for the Task Force on the management of ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). ESC guidelines for the management of acute myocardial infarction in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation. Eur Heart J 2012;33:2569-2619.