Compensatory remodeling occurs with healing of MI with compensatory hypertrophy and areas of thinning, scarring and dilatation. May get late decompensation of the myocardium.
The conventional wisdom has been that cardiac myocytes cannot regenerate and are replaced by scar tissue when they die. There is some evidence to the contrary, but myocyte regeneration, if it occurs, does not play much of a role in the healing of an MI.
Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease
Results in progressive failure due to ischemic myocardial damage