Definition of Microinfarction
Tiny arterial occlusions that briefly block the flow of blood to the brain, causing transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), or to the heart. What microinfarction lacks in initial effect it makes up through frequency.
Conditions that can result in microinfarction include severe atherosclerosis, peripheral vascular disease (pvd), coronary artery disease (cad), intermittent claudication, and deep vein thrombosis (dvt).
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