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Renee Brontae Melton-Smith
(704) 482-1482
711 N Dekalb St
Shelby, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Sanjay Chandrakant Patel
(704) 482-1006
111 W Grover St
Shelby, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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John Allen Crow, MD
(662) 620-6800
591 Crow Rd
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: North Mississippi Med Ctr, Tupelo, Ms
Group Practice: Cardiology Associates-North Ms

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Douglas Ray Boyette
(704) 482-1006
111 W Grover St
Shelby, NC
Specialty
General Practice, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Jose Eusebio
(704) 482-1006
111 West Grover Street
Shelby, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Hospital: Cleveland Reg Med Ctr, Shelby, Nc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 9, reviews.

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Jose Emmanuel S Eusebio, MD
(704) 482-1006
111 W Grover St
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Cleveland Reg Med Ctr, Shelby, Nc
Group Practice: Sanger Clinic Shelby

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Jose Emmanuel sevilla Eusebio
(704) 482-1006
111 W Grover St
Shelby, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Nelson Der Seen, MD
(704) 482-1006
1412 Stonegate Ln
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Cleveland Reg Med Ctr, Shelby, Nc
Group Practice: Sanger Clinic Shelby

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Douglas Ray Boyette, MD
(704) 482-1006
111 W Grover St
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Cleveland Reg Med Ctr, Shelby, Nc; Carolinas Med Ctr, Charlotte, Nc
Group Practice: Sanger Clinic Shelby

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Nelson Der Seen
(704) 482-1006
111 W Grover St
Shelby, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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