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Jeffrey Julian Boyd, MD
(515) 235-5000
2929 Ridgetop Rd
Ames, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1985

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James Jos Trahan, MD
(337) 235-8881
3600 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
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Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1964

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DeNise M Sorrentino
(515) 232-2500
1816 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Kevin E Crowe
(515) 232-2500
1816 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Kevin E Crowe, MD
(515) 241-8033
2416 Waterford Dr
Ames, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1984

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Raymond Anthony Lloyd, MD
(202) 529-0771
2521 Elwood Dr Ste 121
Ames, IA
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Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1966

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Steven Carl Hallberg
(515) 239-4760
1015 Duff Ave
Ames, IA
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology

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Jeffrey J Boyd
(515) 232-2500
1816 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sanjeev Vaderah, MD
(515) 239-4472
PO Box 3014
Ames, IA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Of Med Scis, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1987

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Denise Macias Sorrentino, MD
(515) 268-0800
1816 Philadelphia St
Ames, IA
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Cardiology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1989

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Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI or MI), More Commonly Known as a Heart Attack

Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), more commonly knowheart attackn as a heart attack, is a medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted, most commonly due to rupture of a vulnerable plaque.

The resulting ischemia or oxygen shortage causes damage and potential death of heart tissue.

The term myocardial infarction is derived from myocardium (the heart muscle) and infarction (tissue death due to oxygen starvation). The phrase "heart attack" is sometimes used incorrectly to describe sudden cardiac death, which may or may not be the result of acute myocardial infarction.

Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Silent Killer 

Approximately one fourth of all myocardial infarctions are silent, without chest pain or other symptoms.

Heart Attack vs. Cardiac Arrest

A heart attack is different from, but can be the cause of cardiac arrest, which is the stopping of the heartbeat, and cardiac arrhythmia, an abnormal heartbeat. It is also distinct from heart failure, in which the pumping action of the heart is impaired; severe myocardial infarction may lead to heart failure, but not necessarily.


Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Symptoms

Classical symptoms of acute myocardial infarction include:

  • chest pain (typically radiating to the left arm or left side of the neck),
  • shortness of breath,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • palpitations,
  • sweating, and
  • anxiety (often described as a sense of impending doom)

Women often experience different symptoms from men. The most common symptoms of MI in women include:

  • shortness of breath,
  • weakness, and
  • fatigue

Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Risk Factors and Statistics

An Acute Myocardial Infarction is a medical emergency, and the leading cause of death for both men and wo...

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