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Michael Joseph Boland, MD
(662) 620-6800
4486 East Dr
Belden, MS
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: North Mississippi Med Ctr, Tupelo, Ms
Group Practice: Cardiology Associates-No Miss

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Vishal Sachdev
(662) 377-7170
830 S Gloster St
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Clyde Maxwell Hutchinson
(662) 377-7170
830 S Gloster St
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Keith Aaron Kyker
(662) 620-6800
499 Gloster Creek Village
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Barry Dean Bertolet, MD
(662) 620-6800
830 S Gloster St
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: North Mississippi Med Ctr, Tupelo, Ms; Baptist Mem Hosp -Golden Tria, Columbus, Ms
Group Practice: Cardiology Associates

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Henry Patelford Ewing
(662) 377-7170
830 S Gloster St
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Barry Dean Bertolet
(662) 620-6800
499 Gloster Creek Village A-2
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Roberta Gay Williams, MD
(662) 791-2949
1978 Hickory Wood Dr
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1968

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Douglas L Hill
(662) 620-6800
499 Gloster Creek Village
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Eugene M Murphey III, MD
(662) 842-5930
845 S Madison St
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1944
Hospital
Hospital: North Mississippi Med Ctr, Tupelo, Ms
Group Practice: Ima Foundation Inc

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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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