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Francis James Weyrens, MD
(785) 270-4100
929 SW Mulvane St
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1980

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Lambert A Wu
(785) 270-4100
929 Sw Mulvane St
Topeka, KS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Craig Frederick Gernon, MD
(785) 270-4190
929 SW Mulvane St
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1990

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James Patrick Birkbeck, MD
(785) 233-2285
2854 SW Burlingame Rd
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Eugene Roeder, MD
(785) 354-7407
3225 SW Westover Rd
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1967

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Francis J Weyrens
(785) 270-4100
929 Sw Mulvane St
Topeka, KS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Lambert Anthony Wu, MD
(785) 270-4163
929 SW Mulvane St
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: Immanuel -St Josephs Hospital, Mankato, Mn

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John Leonard Joliff, MD
(785) 233-9643
634 SW Mulvane St Ste 203
Topeka, KS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Raymond Dattilo
(785) 233-9643
600 Southwest College Avenue
Topeka, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tel Aviv Univ, Sackler Fac Of Med, Tel Aviv
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.4, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Donald H Jackson
(785) 233-9643
600 Sw College Ave
Topeka, KS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, 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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