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Sandeep Garg, MD
(503) 692-0405
19260 SW 65th Ave
Tualatin, OR
Business
Pacific Heart Associates PC
Specialties
Cardiology

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Stephen Robert Enloe
(503) 635-6256
16463 Boones Ferry Rd # 300
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Henry Freema Harris
(503) 636-9687
4309 Oakridge Rd
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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John Walsh Wilson, MD
(503) 331-1801
13084 Knaus Rd
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Providence St Vincent Med Ctr, Portland, Or

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Daniela Samoil, MD
(503) 913-7206
3423 Royce Way
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Graduation Year: 1984

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Timothy H Hudson, MD, FACC
(503) 216-1880
18132 Pioneer Ct
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Yoichi Oikawa, MD
(503) 636-0457
3 Monroe Pkwy Ste P
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1979

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Daryl William Baron
(503) 635-6256
16463 Sw Boones Ferry Rd
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Mark Thomas Hattenhauer, MD
(503) 691-5756
147 6th St
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1966

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Richard Strauss, MD
(503) 571-3658
18828 Rivendell Ct
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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