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Narra Subrahmanyam, MD
(512) 206-3600
12411 Hymeadow Dr
Austin, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: J N M C Med Coll, Karnataka Univ, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1975

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Walter D Roberts, MD, FACC
(512) 459-1111
6263 McNeil Dr Apt 1018
Austin, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Samuel J De Maio, MD
(214) 824-8721
Austin, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1983

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Robert Ford Anderson, MD
(512) 218-1610
1817 Possum Trot St
Round Rock, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Seton Med Ctr, Austin, Tx

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Joseph M Szczytowski
(512) 341-0889
511 Oakwood Blvd
Round Rock, TX
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Sabrahmanyan Narra
(512) 331-5321
12411 Hymeadow Dr
Austin, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Bharatkumar S Patel, MD
(512) 345-8309
7311 Halbert Dr
Austin, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1980

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Henry S Lucid
(512) 206-2999
16010 Park Valley Dr
Round Rock, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jonathan I Sheinberg, MD
(937) 257-1801
3608 Atlas Cv
Austin, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1994

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Paul Raymond Coffeen, MD
(512) 206-3600
9201 Westminster Glen Ave
Austin, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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