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Pawan Sharma, MD
(801) 266-3418
1160 E 3900 S
Salt Lake City, UT
Business
Heart Center
Specialties
Cardiology

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Eric Scott Anding, MD
520 Medical Dr Ste 300
Bountiful, UT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1990

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Frank Adrien Laws, MD
1116 W 500 S Ste 3
Woods Cross, UT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of West Indies, Fac Med Sci, Kingston, Jamaica (950-01 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1993

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Grant Leroy Christian
(801) 292-1422
425 Medical Dr #118
Bountiful, UT
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Rakesh Kochikar Pai, MD
(801) 359-4027
89 N St
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1998

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Joseph E Graham MD
(801) 476-6900
5405 S 500 E
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Cardiology

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Scott H West
(801) 292-1315
520 Medical Dr
Bountiful, UT
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Scott H West, MD
(801) 292-1315
520 Medical Dr Ste 300
Bountiful, UT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1979

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Eric S Anding
(801) 292-1315
520 Medical Dr
Bountiful, UT
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jeffrey Scott Osborn, MD
(801) 408-3900
324 10th Ave Ste 206
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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