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Joe Monroe Ross Jr, MD
(601) 638-7271
PO Box 231
Vicksburg, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: River Region Health System, Vicksburg, Ms
Group Practice: Street Clinic

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Paul W Pierce
(601) 883-5000
2100 Highway 61 N
Vicksburg, MS
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Murray Pinkston Whitaker, MD
(601) 883-6071
100 McAuley Dr
Vicksburg, MS
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: River Region Health System, Vicksburg, Ms; St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: River Region Health System

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Samuel T Lawson
(601) 969-2860
501 Marshall St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Keith A Kyker, MD
(662) 844-3422
229 Huntington Pl
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Abdul G Bahro, MD
(601) 883-6071
2100 Highway 61 N
Vicksburg, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tichreen, Fac Of Med, Lattakia, Syria (Univ Latakia)
Graduation Year: 1988

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Murray P Whitaker
(601) 883-5000
2100 Highway 61 N
Vicksburg, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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William Briggs Hopson Jr, MD
(601) 883-5998
2100 Highway 61 N
Vicksburg, MS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: River Region Health System, Vicksburg, Ms; Vicksburg Med Ctr, Vicksburg, Ms
Group Practice: Park View Medical Corporation The Street Clnc

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Joseph S Messina
(662) 226-1646
1300 Sunset Drive
Grenada, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine

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Richard Glenn Hutchinson, MD, FACC
337 Long Cove Dr
Madison, MS
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
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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