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Subacute Myocardial Infarction

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The image shows partially healed infarction of the anteroseptal wall and subacute infarction of the lateral wall of the left ventricle (upper left). In addition, there is fibrosis of the right ventricle (lower right) and biventricular myocardial hypertrophy. The patient was an 82 y/o female with history of smoking, essential hypertension, and dyslipidemia. The frequency of myocardial infarction in women is comparatively low during their reproductive years. In the postmenopausal phase, there is rapid increase in the risk of coronary artery disease with declining estrogen levels. Image copyright: pathorama.ch

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