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Howard L Glass
(207) 857-9311
2 Chabot St
Westbrook, ME
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Howard Glass
(207) 857-9311
2 Chabot St # 1
Westbrook, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Lesley Slosser West, MD
(802) 442-0800
96 Campus Dr Ste 1
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1986

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Charles Scott Hoag, DO
(207) 797-2166
1250 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1975

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Louis Russo
(207) 773-8161
818 Congress St
Portland, ME
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Howard Leonard Glass, DO
(207) 857-9311
2 Chabot St
Westbrook, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1975

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Jon Patrick Donnelly, MD
(207) 773-2723
887 Congress St Ste 310
Portland, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1990

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David Leon Adams, MD
(207) 774-2642
66 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1962

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Costas Theodore Lambrew, MD
(207) 883-6585
13 Atlantic Dr
Scarborough, ME
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Maine Med Ctr, Portland, Me

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Paul Weldner
(207) 773-8161
818 Congress St
Portland, ME
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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