Infarction - Definition

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Infarction generally refers to myocardial infarction (heart of the muscle). However, infarction can affect any vascularized organ of the body when blood circulation "feeding" the cells of the organ is interrupted.

Myocardial infarction


A myocardial infarction (MI), or heart attack in common parlance, is cell death following a vascularization failure and thus a failure to oxygenate the cells. Generally, MI is due to a blood clot, or to deposits on the lining of a coronary artery.

Cerebral infarction


These are called a cerebral infarction, another name for an ischemic stroke.

Mesenteric infarction


These are called a mesenteric infarction, in the intestine.

Lung infarction


It's about lungs.

Bones infarction


About bones infarction.