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Reed Juan Harris, DO
(208) 734-4880
414 Shoup Ave W Ste B
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1986

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Daniel Carling Brown, MD
(208) 734-4880
771 River View Dr
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1973

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Daniel C Brown
(208) 734-4880
414 Shoup Ave W
Twin Falls, ID
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Reed J Harris
(208) 734-4880
414 Shoup Ave W
Twin Falls, ID
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Scott R Hiatt, DO
(208) 322-1686
900 N Liberty St Ste 302
Boise, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id

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Dennis M Enomoto
(208) 734-4880
414 Shoup Ave W
Twin Falls, ID
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Stanley Mogelson, MD
(208) 732-3380
660 Shoshone St E
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1974

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Wayne Edgar Wright, MD
(208) 734-4880
414 Shoup Ave W
Twin Falls, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1970

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David L Kemp
(208) 734-4880
414 Shoup Ave W
Twin Falls, ID
Specialty
Cardiology

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Andrew D Forbes
(208) 345-6545
333 N. 1st St. #280
Boise, ID
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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