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Abraham Herman Rudnick, MD
(504) 341-2764
940 Avenue F Apt 4
Marrero, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1958

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Guy Britton Mioton, MD
(504) 349-6800
1111 Medical Center Blvd Ste N-613
Marrero, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978

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Samuel John Ferris, MD
(504) 349-6800
1111 Medical Center Blvd Ste N-613
Marrero, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1992

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Robert Dennis Matheney
(504) 349-6800
1111 Medical Center Blvd
Marrero, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Robert Lewis
(504) 903-3112
West Jefferson Medical, 1101 Medical Center Boulevard
Marrero, LA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Catol De Santiago De Guayaquil, Fac De Med, Guayaquil
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Leslie Wayne LeVenson
(504) 349-6800
1111 Medical Center Blvd
Marrero, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Patrick Raymond Krake
(504) 349-6800
1111 Medical Center Blvd
Marrero, LA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert M Bober
(504) 371-9355
4225 Lapalco Blvd
Marrero, LA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Frederick Gary Kushner, MD
(504) 349-6800
1111 Medical Center Blvd Ste N-613
Marrero, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Meadowcrest Hosp, Terrytown, La; West Jefferson Med Ctr, Marrero, La
Group Practice: Heart Clinic Of Louisiana

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Chester Joseph Falterman, MD
(504) 349-6800
1111 Medical Center Blvd Ste 613
Marrero, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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