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Davor B Kvaternik, MD
(603) 898-7622
23 Stiles Rd Ste 106
Salem, NH
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Catolica De Cordoba, Fac De Med, Cordoba-Cba, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Holy Family Hosp And Med Ctr, Methuen, Ma

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Anthony Joseph Straceski, MD
(978) 989-9811
60 East St Ste 2100
Methuen, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1985

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Kevin Joseph Berry, MD
(978) 475-3993
184 Pleasant Valley St # 1205
Methuen, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1977

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Anthony F Marino, MD
(978) 689-2540
99 Jackson St
Methuen, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1978

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Mahmoud Kowsari
(978) 687-2225
50 Prospect St
Lawrence, MA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Anthony Straceski
(879) 989-9811
60 East St Ste 2100
Methuen, MA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Kevin J Berry
(978) 794-0234
184 Pleasant Valley St
Methuen, MA
Specialty
Cardiology

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Pierre H Chahraban, MD
(978) 989-9811
411 Merrimack St
Methuen, MA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo, Syria
Graduation Year: 1982

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Kirwan Thomas MacMillan
(978) 521-8595
140 Lincoln Ave
Haverhill, MA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Seth D Bilazarian
(978) 521-3288
1 Parkway
Haverhill, MA
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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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