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Heart attack – of specified severity

Date: December 2023


A definite diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction with death of heart muscle as evidenced by all of the following:

  • Typical clinical symptoms (for example, characteristic chest pain).
  • New characteristic electrocardiographic changes or new diagnostic imaging changes.
  • The characteristic rise of cardiac enzymes or Troponins.

The evidence must show a definite acute myocardial infarction.

For the above definition, the following are not covered:

  • Myocardial injury without myocardial infarction.
  • Angina without myocardial infarction.


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