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Lauralyn Cannistra
(401) 729-2175
111 Brewster St.
Pawtucket, RI
Specialties
Cardiology
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
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Sajid Siddiq
(401) 762-3838
68 Cumberland St
Woonsocket, RI
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Hani Mohammed Sabbour, MD
115 Cass Ave
Woonsocket, RI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kuwait Univ, Fac Of Med, Hlth Sci Ctr, Kuwait
Graduation Year: 1994

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Mohammad Arif, MD
(401) 766-5959
25 John A Cummings Way
Woonsocket, RI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1961

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Anila Rita Peter-Faherty
(401) 762-3838
68 Cumberland St
Woonsocket, RI
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Basilia C Ramirez
(401) 766-5200
20 Cumberland Hill Rd
Woonsocket, RI
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Cardiology, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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George Bourganos
(401) 762-3838
68 Cumberland St
Woonsocket, RI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Khurram Shahzad, MD
(401) 766-5959
25 John A Cummings Way
Woonsocket, RI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Khyber Med Coll, Univ Of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1993
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Hospital: Mass Mental Health Center, Boston, Ma

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Khurram Shahzad
(401) 766-5959
25 John Cummings Way
Woonsocket, RI
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Cardiovascular Disease

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(401) 762-3838
68 Cumberland St
Woonsocket, RI
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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