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Thomas Ernest Jacobson, MD
(520) 758-4114
1648 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1956
Hospital
Hospital: St Rose Dominican Hospital, Henderson, Nv
Group Practice: Mohave Heart & Vascular Ctr

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Irfan M Mirza
(928) 758-4114
1648 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mushabbar Ali Syed, MD
(928) 704-5400
3003 Highway 95 Ste 100
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1987

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Ricardo C Alfafara
(928) 758-4114
1648 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Majid Ali Syed, MD
(928) 704-5400
3003 Highway 95 Ste 100
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jawaharlal Inst Of Post-Grad Med Educ, Madras Univ, Pondicherry
Graduation Year: 1980

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Mohamed S Ahmed
(928) 758-4114
1648 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Thomas E Jacobson
(928) 758-4114
1648 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Irfan Muhammad Miraz, MD
(702) 731-8224
Bldg D 3133
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Liaquat Med Coll, Univ Of Sind, Jamshoro, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1992

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Channa B Prasad
(928) 758-4114
1648 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jim D Bates
(928) 704-7166
2744 Silvercreek Rd
Bullhead City, AZ
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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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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