Diseases, Conditions and Tests
The RxList disease and condition listing contains explanations of many medical conditions and tests. Disease articles are written by U.S. Board Certified Physicians. To use the listing, browse the terms by selecting a letter.
Featured: Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
A heart attack results when a blood clot completely obstructs a coronary artery supplying blood to the heart muscle and heart muscle dies. The blood clot that causes the heart attack usually forms at the site of rupture of an atherosclerotic, cholesterol plaque on the inner wall of a coronary artery.
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