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David John Shin, MD
(603) 332-1400
21 Whitehall Rd Ste 301
Rochester, NH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1992

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Robert C Oram
(603) 842-6060
267 Rte 108
Somersworth, NH
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Richard A Petrie
(603) 742-3243
17 Old Rollinsford Rd
Dover, NH
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert Frank Kraunz, MD
(603) 742-6949
4 Fairfield Dr
Dover, NH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1961

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Heidar Arjomand, MD, FACC
(603) 742-0529
72 Webb Pl Apt 305
Dover, NH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Sachin Saksena
(603) 332-1400
21 Whitehall Rd
Rochester, NH
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert L Harrell
(603) 842-6060
267 Route 108
Somersworth, NH
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Robert F Kraunz
(603) 740-2873
789 Central Ave
Dover, NH
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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William Storms Danford, MD
(603) 742-9373
750 Central Ave Ste U
Dover, NH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1980

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John F Summa, MD, FACC
(203) 530-1819
685 Ford Quint Rd
North Berwick, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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