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Ramon Proctan Sy, MD
15 E Hospital St
Manning, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Remedios T Romualdez Med Fndn, Coll Of Med, Tacloban City, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1987

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Charles West Jacocks IV, MD
(803) 778-1941
500 Physicians Ln
Sumter, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jimmie Dale Cannon
(803) 778-1941
540 Physicians Ln
Sumter, SC
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mitchell Wells Jacocks
(803) 778-1941
540 Physicians Lane
Sumter, SC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Derek Raphael Thomas, MD
(803) 773-1379
890 Andiron Dr
Sumter, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1991

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Charles West Jacocks
(803) 778-1941
540 Physicians Lane
Sumter, SC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Mitchell Wells Jacocks, MD
(803) 778-1941
540 Physicians Ln
Sumter, SC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1992

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Derek R Thomas
(803) 773-1379
213 W Hampton Ave
Sumter, SC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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William Strat Stavrou, MD
(803) 778-1941
540 Physicians Ln
Sumter, SC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Tuomey Reg Med Ctr, Sumter, Sc
Group Practice: Sumter Medical Consultants

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Dr.Derek R. Thomas
(803) 773-1379
213 West Hampton Avenue
Sumter, SC
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Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Cardiologist
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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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