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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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Tahir Muhammad Khokher, MD
(708) 799-5900
437 Victoria Ln
Glendale Heights, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: St James Hosp And Health Ctr -, Olympia Flds, Il
Group Practice: Heart Care Centers Of Illinois

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John James O'Hara Jr, MD
(610) 647-4260
640 E Saint Charles Rd
Carol Stream, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1976

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J Michael Jasper, MD
(713) 302-4707
2999 Belle Ln
Schaumburg, IL
Specialties
Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Sacred Heart Hosp Of Pensacola, Pensacola, Fl
Group Practice: Pensacola Cardiovascular Srgry

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Robert S Dieter, MD
(630) 790-1088
411 Phillips Ave
Glen Ellyn, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1996

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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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Mumtaz A Siddiqui, MD
(773) 257-6542
433 Victoria Ln
Glendale Heights, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Marathwada Univ, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1983

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Pragnesh Ghadvi, MD
1391 Lincolnshire Ct
Carol Stream, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Yeong Ho Kim, MD
(847) 301-1212
455 S Roselle Rd Ste 207
Schaumburg, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chonnam Univ Med Sch, Kwangju, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1965

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James Richard Mason, MD
(847) 981-3680
700 Ruskin Dr
Elk Grove Village, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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