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William A Cooper, MD
(404) 686-2513
550 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA
Business
Emory Healthcare Inc
Specialties
Cardiology

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Michael Shane Lloyd, MD
299 Ivy Glen Cir
Avondale Estates, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1999

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Kreton O Mavromatis, MD
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1994

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Michael Barry Stubbs
(404) 292-4348
465 Winn Way
Decatur, GA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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R Beauvais Randall, MD
(404) 687-2107
215 Ridley Ln
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1965

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M Virginia Tuggle, MD
(404) 289-5101
1336 Columbia Dr Ste A
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1949
Hospital
Hospital: Dekalb Med Ctr, Decatur, Ga

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Chris Vaccari, MD
83 Hampshire Ct
Avondale Estates, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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R Beauvais Randall Jr, MD
(404) 378-0271
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Dekalb Med Ctr, Decatur, Ga

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Walter Quinton Gradek, MD
(404) 687-8623
5 Wilburn Ct
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1997

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Jennifer Mary Collins, MD
(559) 439-4059
178 Elvan Ave NE
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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