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Lee Walter Gould, MD
(208) 746-2038
307 St John's Way Ste 114
Lewiston, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Reg Med Ctr, Lewiston, Id
Group Practice: Lewiston Medical Ctr

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Lee Walter Gould
(208) 746-2038
307 St. John'S Way
Lewiston, ID
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ronald Dean Jenkins, MD
(208) 676-9913
700 W Ironwood Dr Ste 350
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1982

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Lynn Hunter Anderson, MD
(208) 233-6995
PO Box 4884
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1949
Hospital
Hospital: Bannock Reg Med Ctr, Pocatello, Id; Pocatello Reg Med Ctr, Pocatello, Id

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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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Michael N Whisenant
(208) 746-1383
2315 8th St Grade
Lewiston, ID
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Lee Walter Gould, MD
(208) 746-2038
307 St John's Way Ste 114
Lewiston, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Reg Med Ctr, Lewiston, Id
Group Practice: Lewiston Medical Ctr

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Robert S Lee
(208) 343-7940
287 W Jefferson St
Boise, ID
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert Stone Lee, MD
(208) 343-7940
614 E Curling Dr
Boise, ID
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1977

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Craig O Olsen
(208) 345-6545
333 N 1st St
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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