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Mark Milton
(918) 744-6966
1923 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Steve Scott
(918) 744-6966
1923 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
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(918) 744-6933
1923 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
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Robert Parker Zoller, MD
(918) 744-6966
1923 E 21st St # 200
Tulsa, OK
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1964
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Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Heart Center Of Tulsa

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Mark Aaron Trimble
(918) 744-6966
1923 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
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Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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John F Coyle II, MD
(918) 744-6966
1923 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
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Cardiology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1973
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Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Heart Center Of Tulsa Inc

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Ernest Pickering Jr, DO
(918) 743-0221
2553 E 26th Pl
Tulsa, OK
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Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1963

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Michael John Fogli, MD
(214) 577-6076
2411 Terwilleger Blvd
Tulsa, OK
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Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1998

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William Burnett
(918) 744-6966
1923 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jose R Medina Hidalgo, MD
(918) 744-6966
1923 E 21st St Ste 200
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Ecuador, Esc De Med, Fac De Cien Med, Quito, Ecuador
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Heart Center Of Tulsa Inc

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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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