Educational Case: Myocardial Infarction: Histopathology and Timing of Changes

Acad Pathol. 2020 Dec 17;7:2374289520976639. doi: 10.1177/2374289520976639. eCollection Jan-Dec 2020.


The following fictional case is intended as a learning tool within the Pathology Competencies for Medical Education (PCME), a set of national standards for teaching pathology. These are divided into three basic competencies: Disease Mechanisms and Processes, Organ System Pathology, and Diagnostic Medicine and Therapeutic Pathology. For additional information, and a full list of learning objectives for all three competencies, see

Keywords: atherosclerosis in heart disease; cardiovascular-heart; histopathology; organ system pathology; pathology competencies; timing of changes.

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  • Case Reports