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Bryce Ian Morrice
(740) 348-4133
1320 W Main St
Newark, OH
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Hans Wee
(740) 522-5641
42 Messimer Dr
Newark, OH
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Cardiovascular Disease

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Hang Sing Sui Wee, MD
Granville, OH
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Cardiology
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1970

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Duane Phillip Pool, MD
301 Dr Mike Clouse Dr
Somerset, OH
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1989

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John Darius Caffaratti
(740) 454-7725
1246 Ashland Ave
Zanesville, OH
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Debra Ann Heldman
(740) 348-4133
1320 W Main St
Newark, OH
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Bryce Ian Morrice, MD
(740) 348-4133
1320 W Main St
Newark, OH
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Cardiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1978

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Debra Ann Heldman, MD
(740) 348-4133
165 Denbigh Dr
Granville, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1982

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John Elman Van Gilder, MD
(740) 454-8101
135 E Willow Dr
Zanesville, OH
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1970
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Hospital: Genesis Hlthcare Sys Bethesda, Zanesville, Oh

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Abdulhay Albirini
(740) 454-0804
751 Forest Ave
Zanesville, OH
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Internal Medicine, 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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