Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Millsboro DE
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Prevention Of Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes.
Insurance Plans Accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, Amerihealth, Aetna U.S. Healthcare, Alliance Pro, Principal Health Care of Delaware Inc, Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Delaware, Delmarva Health Plan, Diamond State, 1st Health, Humana, Tricare, Alliance / Mamsi / Optimum Choice, Physici
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Primary Hospital: Beebe Medical Center
Residency Training: Internal Medicine Residency, Sinai Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
Medical School: Faculty of Medicine, University of Tehran, Iran, 1972
Member Organizations: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY (FELLOW), AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS (FELLOW)
Languages Spoken: English
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut
Year of Graduation: 1994
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Graduation Year: 2007
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
Year of Graduation: 1983
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Medical School: Univ Auto De Santo Domingo (Uasd), Fac De Cien Med, Santo Domingo
Graduation Year: 1988
Medical School: Oxford Univ Med Sch, Oxford, Uk (352-09 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1994
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 known 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:
Women often experience different symptoms from men. The most common symptoms of MI in women include:
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...