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Richard Hart, MD
(703) 241-1010
6400 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA
Business
MSG of NOVA
Specialties
Cardiology

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James Aloysius Ronan
(202) 745-4300
425 2nd St Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Roger O Egeberg, MD, FACC
(202) 293-0592
HC7A 200 Independence Ave S W,
Washington, DC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Roswell, MD
300 Massachusetts Ave NW Apt 706
Washington, DC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Leith Abdulla, MD
(301) 762-1832
Suite 6C-03 2041 Georgia Avenue NW,
Washington, DC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Pamela Curtis Steele, MD
(202) 745-8610
810 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1983

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James Frederick Burris, MD
(202) 273-8540
810 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1974

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Henry W Williams Jr, MD
(202) 865-3250
2139 Georgia Ave NW Ste 4THF
Washington, DC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1962

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Joel Kupersmith
(202) 254-0183
810 Vermont Ave Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Edwin Charles Chapman
(202) 396-8550
1647 Benning Rd Ne Ste 200
Washington, DC
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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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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