Acute myocardial infarction

Acute myocardial infarction is a sudden blockage of a blood vessel (coronary artery) that supplies the heart. In approximately one out of three people, the disease occurs without any warning signs (angina pectoris). It can also cause sudden death. Acute myocardial infarction occurs when lifestyle-related diseases cause arteriosclerosis to progress and eventually a thrombus forms on top of the atherosclerosis in the coronary artery, causing the coronary artery to suddenly become clogged.

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