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Eugene Alfred H Magnier, MD
(808) 487-6439
99-128 Aiea Heights Dr Ste 405
Aiea, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1962

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Hiro Makino
(808) 486-6116
98-1079 Moanalua Rd
Aiea, HI
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Hiro Makino, MD
(808) 486-6116
98-1079 Moanalua Rd Ste 655
Aiea, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1977

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John C Chen
(808) 432-0000
3288 Moanalua Rd
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Joseph Caravalho Jr, MD
3288 Moanalua Rd
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1983

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Michael Wayne Chan, MD
(808) 486-6116
98-1079 Moanalua Rd Ste 655
Aiea, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1988

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Michael Wayne Chan
(808) 486-6116
98-1079 Moanalua Rd
Aiea, HI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dartzuen Darren Wu, MD
(808) 678-7181
91-2139 Fort Weaver Rd
Ewa Beach, HI
Specialties
Cardiology, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: China Med Coll, Taichung, Taiwan (385-05 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1982

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Susan Eva Desjardins, MD
(407) 649-6907
1 Jarrett White Rd
Tamc, HI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1991

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Jeffrey J Wu
(808) 432-0000
3288 Moanalua Rd
Honolulu, HI
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Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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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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