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Disease or Condition — Heart, Blood Vessel, and Lymphatic Disorders:
AMI

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Description

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a medical condition in which the heart muscle is damaged due to a lack of oxygen-rich blood supply. This is usually caused by a blockage in one or more of the coronary arteries, which supply the heart with oxygen-rich blood. Symptoms of AMI include chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, and sweating. If left untreated, AMI can lead to serious complications, including heart failure, arrhythmias, and even death. Treatment for AMI typically involves medications to restore blood flow to the heart, as well as lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of future heart attacks.

Synonyms
  • acute MI
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • heart attack
  • myocardial infarction
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • chest pain
  • dyspnea
  • fainting
  • fatigue
  • generalized hyperhidrosis
  • nausea
  • skin paresthesia
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • disorientation
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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