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Wesley Stewart Bennett, MD
(662) 323-3049
PO Box 60
Starkville, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Riley Memorial Hospital, Meridian, Ms
Group Practice: Internal Medicine Clinic

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Brett O Brown
(662) 328-3407
425 Hospital Dr
Columbus, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Emad Hashim Mohamed, MD
255 Baptist Blvd
Columbus, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Khartoum, Fac Of Med, Khartoum, Sudan
Graduation Year: 1989

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Michael Joseph Boland
(662) 240-1412
255 Baptist Blvd
Columbus, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Doyle F Sumrall
(662) 327-0197
2225 5th St N
Columbus, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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David Herman Irwin Jr, MD
(662) 620-6800
903 Stark Rd
Starkville, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: North Mississippi Med Ctr, Tupelo, Ms; Oktibbeha County Hospital, Starkville, Ms
Group Practice: Cardiology Associates-North MS

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Dr.James Johnson
(662) 327-3092
520 Willowbrook Road
Columbus, MS
Gender
M
Speciality
Cardiologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Frank Harrison Dailey
(662) 329-1340
255 Baptist Blvd Ste 303
Columbus, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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James Barton Williams, MD
(662) 241-0050
255 Baptist Blvd Ste 305
Columbus, MS
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1985

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Gregory Ronald Nunez
(662) 327-9512
2104 5th St N
Columbus, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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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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