Vidone, Romeo A. Department of Pathology, Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut.
Nash, Irwin School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
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The process of anoxic tissue death. The usual cause is occlusion of an artery by a thrombus or embolus and sometimes by severe atherosclerosis. The development of the infarct depends to a great extent on the collateral circulation. If the collateral blood supply is inadequate or if the vessel is the sole source of blood supply to the region, an infarct results. See also: Arteriosclerosis; Thrombosis
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