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Dr.Charles Rasmussen
(208) 343-7940
520 S Eagle Rd # 2205
Meridian, ID
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Andrew Unsong Chai, MD
(208) 887-9828
520 S Eagle Rd Ste 3104
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1992

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Charles Michael Rasmussen
(208) 884-0036
520 S Eagle Rd
Meridian, ID
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Gregory Michael Nichols, MD
(208) 381-1716
PO Box 1694
Boise, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1971

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James Charles Field, MD
(208) 461-8199
6140 Curtisian Ave Ste 200
Boise, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1992

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Andrew Un song Chai
(208) 887-9828
520 S Eagle Road
Meridian, ID
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Donald K Stott
(208) 367-8484
3025 W Cherry Ln
Meridian, ID
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Charles M Rasmussen, MD
(208) 884-0036
520 S Eagle Rd Ste 2205
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1988

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David N Sim
(208) 376-8666
6014 W Emerald St
Boise, ID
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mark G Parent
(208) 322-1680
6140 W Curtisian
Boise, ID
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Cardiology

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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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