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Howard L Glass
(207) 857-9311
2 Chabot St
Westbrook, ME
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Cardiovascular Disease

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Howard Leonard Glass, DO
(207) 857-9311
2 Chabot St
Westbrook, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1975

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Michael Richard Epstein, MD
(207) 773-2723
887 Congress St Ste 310
Portland, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1989

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Karen Kurkjian, MD
(207) 885-9905
19 West St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1984

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Mary Elizabeth Hourihan
(207) 773-2723
887 Congress Street
Portland, ME
Specialty
Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology

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Dr.Howard Glass
(207) 857-9311
2 Chabot St # 1
Westbrook, ME
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M
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Andrew S Dennish
(207) 662-7060
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
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Cardiovascular Disease

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Charles S Hoag
(207) 878-5051
1250 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Joseph O'Connor
(207) 791-3788
331 Veranda St
Portland, ME
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Desmond J Donegan
(207) 773-8161
818 Congress St
Portland, ME
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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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