coronary occlusion

coronary occlusion
coronary occlusion n the partial or complete blocking (as by a thrombus, by spasm, or by sclerosis) of a coronary artery

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coronary artery occlusion complete obstruction of one of the coronary arteries, usually from progressive atherosclerosis (sometimes complicated by thrombosis), rarely from embolism, arteritis, or dissecting aneurysm.

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