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Nimish Naresh Dhruva
(770) 716-0051
1267 Highway 54 W
Fayetteville, GA
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sanjay Sarin
(770) 716-0051
1267 Highway 54 W
Fayetteville, GA
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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(770) 716-0051
1267 Highway 54 W
Fayetteville, GA
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Cardiovascular Disease

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Jose Anibal Torres Jr, MD
(404) 355-9815
Peachtree City, GA
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Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1993

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Charles William Pettus, MD
(770) 716-0051
104 Hidden Springs Ln
Peachtree City, GA
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Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Mercer Univ Sch Of Med, MacOn Ga 31207
Graduation Year: 1989

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George Joseph Vellanikaran
(770) 716-0051
1267 Highway 54 W
Fayetteville, GA
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Anna Kalynych
(770) 461-1407
1267 Highway 54 West Suite 2100
Fayetteville, GA
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F
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Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
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Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Charles William Pettus
(770) 716-0051
1267 Highway 54 W
Fayetteville, GA
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jose Anibal Torres, MD
(770) 716-0051
102 Suttons Cv
Peachtree City, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1993

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Thippeswamy H Murthy, MD
(770) 716-0051
232 Newport Dr
Peachtree City, GA
Specialties
Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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