What are the differences btw a massive coronary, heart attack, and cardiopulminary infarction?

I have always heard all of those terms describe a heart attack, but have never known if there was any specific difference. Does it relate to the area of the heart damaged? My father had a massive coronary, but had several mild heart attacks before hand. Please help.

Written By Evie Neumann

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  • Medical Teacher March 22, 2009, 4:54 pm

    Massive mean large…the other terms all pertain to the same thing!

    Also can just be called an MI,now if you hear cardiac arrest that is a little different.

    That means the heart actually has stopped but the cause was still a MI, Heart Attack, Coronary etc.