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Edmund Joseph Le Bauer, MD
(336) 547-1752
PO Box 26201
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Group Practice: Lebauer Health Care

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Stanley Neal Tennant, MD
(336) 272-6133
1002 N Church St Ste 103
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1978

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Alfred Boyd Little, MD
(336) 954-9954
1331 N Elm St
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1978

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Thomas David Stuckey, MD
(336) 547-1756
1126 N Church St Ste 300
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Group Practice: Lebauer Health Care

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Mohan Nenumal Harwani, MD
110 E Northwood St
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Indira Ghandi Med Coll, Nagpur Univ, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Brian Sanders Crenshaw
(336) 547-1700
1126 N Church St
Greensboro, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Terry Kersey
(336) 272-6133
1002 North Church Street #1
Greensboro, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Steven Cochran Klein
(336) 547-1700
1126 N Church St
Greensboro, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Guy Degent
(336) 547-1752
1126 North Church St # 300
Greensboro, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Ajay S Kadakia
(336) 574-2100
108 E Northwood St
Greensboro, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, 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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