A myocardial infarction (MI), commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow decreases or stops to the coronary artery of the heart, causing damage to the heart muscle. This investigation is a pioneering effort to depict the scientific output of myocardial infarction research especially in China using the data downloaded from Scopus database for a period from 2001 to 2020. The study proved that Chinese scholars are interested in collaborative research rather than solo research. The study deviates Bradford’s law of scattering. The highest productive journal in this field, as chosen by Chinese scholars is Chinese Medical Journal followed by International Journal of Cardiology (United States) and Medicine (United States). Wang, Y ranks first with 922 publications followed by Zang, Y and Li, Y having 849 and 739 publications respectively. More than one third of the references are of less than 5 years old.