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     Acute Myocardial Infarction


    What is acute myocardial infarction?1

    ·         Acute myocardial infarction is the medical term for a heart attack

    ·         Heart attacks ​occur when the heart does not receive enough blood flow

    ·         Usually caused by heart disease

    The issue1-3

    ·         Heart disease, is the leading cause of illness and death in the United States, killing more than 600,000 people each year

    ·         Leading cause of death in Maryland

    ·         735,000 Americans have a heart attack every  year


    ·     Practice healthy living habits

    ·         Prevent or treat heart related medical conditions

    ·       Cholesterol
    ·       Diabetes
    ·      Blood pressure



    More information

    CDC’s Heart Disease Home Page

    American Heart Association ‘About Heart Attacks’

    More data

    CDC’s Heart Disease Statistics and Maps

    Heart attacks in Maryland

    Center for Chronic Disease Control and Prevention: Heart Disease​


    1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Heart Disease. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Published April 7, 2020. Accessed June 2, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/index.htm​

    2. Kochanek KD, Murphy SL, Xu J, Arias E. Deaths: Final Data for 2017. National Vital Statistics Reports. 2019;68(9):77.

    3. Du Y, Xu X, Chu M, Guo Y, Wang J. Air particulate matter and cardiovascular disease: the epidemiological, biomedical and clinical evidence. J Thorac Dis. 2016;8(1):E8-E19. doi:10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2015.11.37