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Kris Warszawski MD
(734) 522-9800
2011 Middlebelt Rd
Garden City, MI
Specialties
Cardiology

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Shalini Modi, MD
313-745-0203-ext-7562
43181 Sandstone Dr
Novi, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Armed Forces Med Coll, Univ Of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1993

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Kathryn A Pitone-Lipkin, DO, FACC
(248) 937-4764
1 William Carls Dr
Commerce Township, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Kathryn Pitone-Lipkin
(248) 937-4764
1 William Carls Dr
Commerce Twp, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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John Carmon Fischer
(248) 661-6461
6777 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield, MI
Specialty
Cardiology

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Satyanarayana Nelluri, MD
(313) 563-3640
41668 Clemens Cir
Novi, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hosp, Wyandotte, Mi

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Jay Henry Kozlowski, MD
(810) 360-0707
1 William Carls Dr
Commerce Township, MI
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Huron Valley -Sinai Hospital, Commerce Twp, Mi
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Specialists Pc

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Jay H Kozlowski
(248) 937-4764
1 William Carls Dr
Commerce Twp, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Cornelius Oprisiu
(248) 937-3300
1 William Carls Dr
Commerce Township, MI
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Marc Steven Brodsky, MD
(248) 788-4278
6450 Farmington Rd Ste 200
West Bloomfield, MI
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: William Beaumont Hospital -Ro, Royal Oak, Mi

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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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