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Harold G Roberts, MD
(954) 475-9535
350 NW 84th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Business
Cardiovascular Surgical Associates
Specialties
Cardiology

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Wayne M Pollak, MD
(954) 965-4900
20950 NE 27th Ct
Aventura, FL
Business
Cardiovascular Consultants of South Florida
Specialties
Cardiology

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Orlando Xavier Arce
(305) 823-3590
14411 Commerce Way
Miami Lakes, FL
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Albert Ing
(305) 702-9222
7150 W 20th Ave
Hialeah, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Raul Alonso, MD
(305) 824-5517
2140 W 68th St Ste 403
Hialeah, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Palm Springs Gen Hosp, Hialeah, Fl; Hialeah Hosp, Hialeah, Fl; Palmetto General Hosp, Hialeah, Fl

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Stephen M Mallon, MD
(305) 585-5530
1611 NW 12th Ave
Miami, FL
Business
University of Miami Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Rick Fraga, MD
(305) 273-5511
11400 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL
Business
Cardio-Thoracic Partners
Specialties
Cardiology

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Abdul-Rahman Jaraki
(305) 654-7887
7150 W 20th Ave
Hialeah, FL
Specialty
Cardiology

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Lorenzo Victores
(305) 558-7160
6450 W 21st Ct
Hialeah, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jaime J Sanchez
(305) 821-6167
2140 W 68th St
Hialeah, FL
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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