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Vivek J Bhaktaram, MD
(405) 737-3802
20826 Main St
Harrah, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1984

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Mohammed Naveed Ahmed
(405) 737-9820
8121 National Ave
Midwest City, OK
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Suresh Chandrasekaran
(405) 737-3802
8121 National Ave
Midwest City, OK
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Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jerome P Mathias
(405) 737-3802
8121 National Ave #200
Midwest City, OK
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Zaheer Baber
(405) 737-9820
8121 National Ave # 300
Oklahoma City, OK
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Education
Medical School: Nishtar Med Coll, Bahuddin Zakaria Univ, Multan
Year of Graduation: 1971
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Hospital: Midwest City
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Asim J Chohan
(405) 737-9820
8121 National Ave
Midwest City, OK
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Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jerome P Mathias, MD, FACC
(405) 737-3802
8121 National Ave Ste 200
Midwest City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Kevin W Miller
(405) 737-9820
8121 National Ave
Midwest City, OK
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Vivek J Bhaktaram
(405) 737-3802
8121 National Ave
Midwest City, OK
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Kevin Wayne Miller, MD
8121 National Ave Ste 300
Midwest City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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