Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Yankton SD

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Michael Rutan Mc Vay, MD
(605) 665-7841
PO Box 706
Yankton, SD
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Sacred Heart Health Services, Yankton, Sd
Group Practice: Yankton Medical Clinic Cardio

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Willard C Hurley
(605) 665-7841
1104 W 8th St
Yankton, SD
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Kevin Vaska
(605) 274-6300
1727 S Cleveland Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Edward Temple Anderson, MD
(650) 617-8100
1012 Elm St Apt 105
Vermillion, SD
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Sequoia Hosp, Redwood City, Ca
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Medicine

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Robert Thomas Gordon, MD
(605) 399-4300
725 Meade St
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1972

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Leslie Lynn Hershkowitz, MD
(605) 665-5225
1719 Broadway Ave Ste F
Yankton, SD
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1980

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John Michael Bacharach
(605) 977-5000
4520 W 69th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Jose Teixeira
(605) 399-4300
4150 5th St
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Cardiology

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Sean C Halligan
(605) 977-5315
4520 W 69th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Edward Paul D'Souza
(605) 229-4192
405 8th Ave Nw Ste 302
Aberdeen, SD
Specialty
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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