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Ashutosh Chandel
(304) 325-1915
504 Cherry St
Bluefield, WV
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jack Charles Meshel
(304) 325-1995
510 Cherry St
Bluefield, WV
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Sandeep Vardan, MD
(304) 327-1894
496 Cherry St Bldg C
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1990

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Naeem A Qazi
(276) 326-1136
9 Westwood Medical Park
Bluefield, VA
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mohammad Khalid Iqbal, MD
(276) 322-3189
2221 W Cumberland Rd
Bluefield, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Quaid-E-Azam Med Coll, Islamia Univ, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1976

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Ashutosh Chandel, MD
504 Cherry St Bldg D
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mgm Med Coll, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya, Indore, Mp, India
Graduation Year: 1984

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Anil B Agarwal
(304) 327-7102
1331 Southview Dr
Bluefield, WV
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jack Charles Meshel, MD
(304) 323-2289
1333 Southview Dr
Bluefield, WV
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1967

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Naeem Akhtar Qazi, MD
(276) 326-1136
No 9 Westwood Medical Park
Bluefield, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1972

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Sakib Muslih Najjar, MD
(304) 325-8171
634 Sedge Wren St
Bluefield, VA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1965

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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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