MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION ➡ Partial interruption blood supply to part of heart muscle, causing heart cells damaged or die. Most commonly due to occlusion (blockage) of coronary artery following rupture of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque, (unstable collection cholesterol, fatty acids, wbc's in wall of artery. Resulting ischemia (restriction in blood supply) & ensuing oxygen shortage, left untreated sufficient time, cause damage or death (infarction) of heart muscle tissue (myocardium). 5.17.13
A new study, appearing in Cell Stem Cell and led by researchers at the University of Southern California, outlines the specifics of how autoimmune disorders can be controlled by infusions of mesenchymal stem cells (the same stem cells found in teeth).