Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Westerville OH

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Steven J Yakubov, MD
(614) 262-6772
3705 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH
Business
MidOhio Cardiology & Vascular Consultants Inc
Specialties
Cardiology

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Rajiv S Hede, MD, FACC
(614) 865-4050
495 Cooper Rd Ste 211
Westerville, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Rajendra Patel
(614) 899-0808
484 County Line Rd W
Westerville, OH
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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M Feliberty Sepulveda, MD
Westerville, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1964

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Arnold Paul Good, MD
(614) 337-9800
765 N Hamilton Rd Ste 260
Gahanna, OH
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Grant Med Ctr, Columbus, Oh
Group Practice: Central Ohio Med Grp Inc

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Kenneth W r Baker
(614) 899-0808
484 County Line Rd W
Westerville, OH
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Rajiv Sinai Hede, MD
(773) 296-5211
495 Cooper Rd Ste 215
Westerville, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Goa Med Coll, Goa Univ, Panaji, Daman & Diu, Goa, India
Graduation Year: 1985

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Bruce William Graham, MD
(614) 865-4050
495 Cooper Rd Ste 211
Westerville, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1974

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Seth J Rials
(614) 337-9800
765 N Hamilton Rd
Gahanna, OH
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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William David Padamadan, MD
765 N Hamilton Rd
Columbus, OH
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Calicut Univ, Calicut, Kerala, India
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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