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Jonathan W Allen
(808) 871-8878
135 S Wakea Ave
Kahului, HI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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James Edward Muto, MD
(808) 871-8878
135 S Wakea Ave Ste 101
Kahului, HI
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Japanese, Other
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Maui Memorial Center, Wailuku, Hi; Kaiser Foundation Hosp, Honolulu, Hi
Group Practice: Maui Cardiology Ltd

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Jeffrey Michael Drood, MD
(808) 244-3278
203 Hoohana St Ste 201
Kahului, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1990

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Joseph L Gerry
(808) 243-6000
80 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI
Specialty
Cardiology

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Mark C Schwab
(808) 244-8993
1887 Wili Pa Loop
Wailuku, HI
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Benjamin Tiongson Gamboa, MD
(808) 873-0299
53 Puunene Ave
Kahului, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1969

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James E Muto
(808) 871-8878
135 S Wakea Avenue
Kahului, HI
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Dennis Wm Rowe, MD
(808) 244-4193
80 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dennis W Rowe
(808) 243-6000
80 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Howard G Barbarosh, MD
(808) 244-6266
2200 Main St Ste 300
Wailuku, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1967

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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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