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Sunil Lulla, MD
(630) 852-0230
4121 Fairview Ave
Downers Grove, IL
Business
Midwest Cardiac Consultants
Specialties
Cardiology

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Walter W Morrissey, MD
2160 S 1st Ave Bldg 110 # ROOM6231
Maywood, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Lowell H Steen
(708) 216-9000
2160 S First Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Karl Borsody, MD
2160 S 1st Ave Bldg 110 Rm 6243
Maywood, IL
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Michael L Eng
(708) 327-2503
2160 First Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Rick L Jobski, MD
(847) 253-8050
1632 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
Business
Northwest Heart Specialtists SC
Specialties
Cardiology

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Behrooz Eshaghy, MD
(708) 343-5555
1111 Superior St Ste 303
Melrose Park, IL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Westlake Comm Hosp, Melrose Park, Il

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Ivan V Pacold, MD
(708) 327-2746
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1976

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Keith A McLean
(708) 645-3400
2160 S First Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Charlotte J Bai
(708) 216-9000
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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