Cardiac Pathology: Myocardial Infarction
A 1969 autopsy specimen from a 66 year old woman admitted with chest pain. On admission she was cyanosed and in heart failure. She was resuscitated, but eventually had another cardiac arrest six days later from which she could not be resuscitated. Transverse and horizontal sections of the myocardium are mounted to show the appearances of acute myocardial infarction. The necrotic myocardium has a homogenous creamy yellow appearance.