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Dane Edward Sobek, MD
(801) 556-8793
2427 Highland Blvd
Bozeman, MT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dane E Sobek
(406) 522-3959
905 Highland Blvd
Bozeman, MT
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Thomas J Gurnett, MD, FACC
15959 Theisen Rd
Belgrade, MT
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Sharon Nichols
(406) 826-4800
10 Kruger Rd
Plains, MT
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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James M Maxwell
(406) 329-5615
500 W Broadway St
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Blair Dillard Erb
(406) 522-3959
905 Highland Blvd
Bozeman, MT
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Nathaniel Eric Wooten, MD
(406) 585-7100
PO Box 1779
Bozeman, MT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1972

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William T Highfill
(406) 257-8992
350 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT
Specialty
Cardiology

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George Thomas Bandow, MD
(406) 327-0030
1570 Trotting Horse Ln
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1970

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Edward Neil Dean, MD
(406) 245-6233
3822 Ben Hogan Ln
Billings, MT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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