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Joseph John Covello, MD
(847) 329-0470
Bristol, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1987

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Marvin Eli Mishkin, MD
(219) 295-4424
209 S 2nd St
Elkhart, IN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1961
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Hospital: Elkhart Gen Hosp, Elkhart, In

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Charles A Mathis
(574) 522-2284
500 Arcade Ave
Elkhart, IN
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Donald R Westerhausen
(574) 522-2284
500 Arcade Ave
Elkhart, IN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Wai Lee
(574) 296-3466
303 South Nappanee Street
Elkhart, IN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Marvin Eli Mishkin
(574) 295-4424
209 S 2nd St
Elkhart, IN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Thomas Francis Nolan, MD
(574) 296-3200
PO Box 201
Elkhart, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1991

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Luisito C Gonzales
(574) 296-3466
303 S Nappanee St
Elkhart, IN
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Wai H Lee
(574) 296-3466
303 S Nappanee St
Elkhart, IN
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Vijay A Mehta
(574) 522-2284
500 Arcade Ave
Elkhart, IN
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Cardiovascular Disease

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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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