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Ibraiz Iqbal, MD
(985) 653-7073
120 Tradepark Dr
Somerset, KY
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: River Parishes Hosp, La Place, La
Group Practice: Heart Center Of River Parishes

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Shahroukh Bakhshay
(606) 451-0300
350 Hospital Way
Somerset, KY
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Ibraiz Iqbal
(606) 677-1112
850 Hail Knob Rd
Somerset, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert Wm Cameron, MD
(606) 451-9448
780 Joe Lewis Rd
Somerset, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1980

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Leo G Horan, MD, FACC
(606) 678-0678
279 Pine St
Somerset, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Robert w. Cameron
(606) 451-9448
349 Bogle St # B
Somerset, KY
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Ibraiz Iqbal, MBBS
(606) 677-1112
850 Hail Knob Rd Ste B
Somerset, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, La
Graduation Year: 1989

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Natarajan Thannoli, MD
(606) 677-0854
55 Thannoli Dr
Somerset, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanley Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1985

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Robert William Cameron
(606) 451-9448
349 Bogle St
Somerset, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Nancy C Flowers, MD, FACC
(606) 678-0678
279 Pine St
Somerset, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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