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Larry James Hattel, MD
(307) 635-4141
2301 House Ave Ste 300
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1983

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Robert Joseph Stuart, MD
(307) 634-2273
214 E 23rd St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1970

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Timothy Mabry Gardner, MD
(307) 432-9798
9019 Wildflower Dr
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1989

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John Edward Glode, MD
307-638-7700 ext 230
1200 E 20th St Ste A
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1971

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James George Haller, MD
(307) 634-8802
123 Cole Shopping Ctr
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Cardiology, Addiction Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: United Med Ctr -West, Cheyenne, Wy
Group Practice: Haller Clinic

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Michael B Higginbotham
(307) 635-4141
2301 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Leonard Lapkin
(307) 638-6624
2301 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY
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Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Michael Robert Spauldin, MD
(307) 635-4141
2301 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1991

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Michael R Spaulding
(307) 635-4141
2301 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert Joseph Stuart Jr, MD
(307) 633-7941
214 E 23rd St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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