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Franklin G Bichlmeier, MD, FACC
(913) 402-1859
4904 W 159th Ter
Stilwell, KS
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Matthew B Earnest, MD
(913) 710-8303
2444 W 137th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Steve Bormann, MD
(813) 588-6015
4600 E 114th Ter
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Andrea N Yang
(913) 253-3000
5701 W 119th Street
Overland, KS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Daniel Scharf
(913) 894-9015
5701 W 119th St # 430
Leawood, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1970
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Mikhail N Kosiborod, MD
(913) 685-4114
14475 Chadwick St
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1997

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Daniel Louis Scharf, MD
(913) 345-3615
5721 W 119th St Ste 160
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1970

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Kenneth Robert Kreisler, MD
(913) 588-6670
5810 W 125th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: University Of K S Med Ctr, Kansas City, Ks
Group Practice: Kansas University Anesthesiology Foundation; Kansas University Physicians Inc; University Health Associates

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Peter H Park
(913) 253-3000
5701 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Cardiology

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Ujjaval M Patel
(913) 253-3000
5701 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Cardiology, 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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