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Robert Jackson Garr
(435) 843-3643
196 E 2000 N
Tooele, UT
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Rex Outtrim
(801) 507-3500
3584 W 9000 S # 209
West Jordan, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Intermountain Utah Heart Clinic
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Joseph E Graham MD
(801) 476-6900
5405 S 500 E
Ogden, UT
Specialties
Cardiology

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Gerald I Polukoff, MD
(435) 645-8005
4910 Bear View Dr
Park City, UT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1985

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Ruth Ann Smith
(801) 364-0058
404 S 400 W
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Rex A Outtrim
(801) 676-3776
3584 W 9000 S
West Jordan, UT
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Pawan Sharma, MD
(801) 266-3418
1160 E 3900 S
Salt Lake City, UT
Business
Heart Center
Specialties
Cardiology

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Colin Petko, MD
(801) 673-6143
100 N Medical Dr Ste 1500
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John Richard Doty
(801) 507-3600
5169 Cottonwood St
Murray, UT
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Martin Tristani-Firouzi
(801) 581-2121
100 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Pediatric 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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