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James Michael Neahring, MD
(812) 464-9133
8820 Petersburg Rd
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Marlon Jordan
(812) 464-0521
421 Chestnut Street
Evansville, IN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Mohitkumar K Sheth, MD
(270) 827-8811
415 W Columbia St
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1969

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Lalchand Teluram Goyal, MD
(270) 827-6651
1400 Professional Blvd
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Marathwada Univ, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1972

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John B Oak, MD
(812) 464-9133
611 Harriet St Ste 206
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Deaconess Hosp, Evansville, In
Group Practice: Heart Group

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Sanford Elliott Schen, MD
(812) 426-9401
421 Chestnut St
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Western Ontario, Fac Of Med, London, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1966

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Richard A Wepsic
(812) 464-9133
415 W Columbia St
Evansville, IN
Specialty
Cardiology

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Shahid Idriss Mufti, MD
(812) 473-2642
1400 Professional Blvd
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Khyber Med Coll, Univ Of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1973

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Satyam Tatineni, MD
(812) 464-9133
415 W Columbia St
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1978

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Christine Riddick Gest, MD
(812) 464-9133
415 W Columbia St
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1986

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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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