Medicine:Coronary occlusion

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Coronary occlusion
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Normal and partially blocked/occluded blood vessel

A coronary occlusion is the partial or complete obstruction of blood flow in a coronary artery. This condition may cause a heart attack.[citation needed]

In some patients coronary occlusion causes only mild pain, tightness or vague discomfort which may be ignored; however, the myocardium, the muscle tissue of the heart, may be damaged.[citation needed]

In history

According to Robert K. Massie's Nicholas and Alexandra: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty, Tsar Nicholas II may have suffered a coronary occlusion right before he was toppled from his throne during the Russian Revolution in 1917.[1]

See also

  • Arterial embolism


  1. Massie, Robert K. (2012), Nicholas and Alexandra: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty. New York, The Modern Library, p. 433. ISBN:0679645616. Accessed 2016-11-19. Originally published in 1967 by Artheneum (United States) as Nicholas and Alexandra: An Intimate Account of the Last of the Romanovs and the Fall of Imperial Russia. ISBN:978-0-679-64561-0.