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David E Schwartz, MD
(978) 927-4110
77 Herrick St
Beverly, MA
Business
The Medical Group Inc
Specialties
Cardiology

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Mahmoud Kowsari, MD
(978) 687-2225
50 Prospect St
Lawrence, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1965

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Lin Miao, MD
(978) 688-2206
565 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harbin Med Univ, Harbin, Heilongjian, China, (242-44 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1982

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Mahmoud Kowsari
(978) 687-2225
50 Prospect St
Lawrence, MA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Richard Alan Goldman, MD
(978) 557-8900
203 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, Ma
Group Practice: Pentucket Medical Assoc

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H Coleman Kramer, MD
(617) 660-6000
115 Coachmans Ln
North Andover, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1956

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Stephen James Galizio, MD
(978) 688-2206
565 Turnpike St Ste 75
North Andover, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1992

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Harry Manning Curtis, MD
(978) 688-2206
565 Turnpike St Ste 75
North Andover, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1979

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Harry Manning Curtis
(978) 688-2206
565 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sudarshaw Chatterjee, MD
(978) 975-0990
451 Andover St Ste G8
North Andover, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sn Med Coll, Agra Univ, Agra, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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