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Mark Leslie Bernstein, MD
(810) 844-7750
620 Byron Rd
Howell, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Gerald R Dreslinski
(517) 548-1246
820 Byron Rd
Howell, MI
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Chong Hoon Park, MD
(517) 223-8808
PO Box 219
Fowlerville, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chonnam Univ Med Sch, Kwangju, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Mercy Livingston Hos, Howell, Mi

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John Timothy Santinga, MD
8001 Challis Rd
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1957

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Peter G Hagan
(810) 227-9510
8001 Challis Rd
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ruth H Strang, MD, FACC
(734) 971-6924
504 Prospect St
Howell, MI
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Chong Hoon Park
(517) 223-8331
124 N Grand Ave
Fowlerville, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Alan David Goldberg
(810) 227-9510
8001 Challis Rd
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Kenneth J Tobin
(810) 227-9510
8001 Challis Rd
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Fareed Khaja
(810) 227-9510
8001 Challis Rd
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, 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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