Silent Heart Attacks

Could you experience a serious cardiac event … and not know it?

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Up to one-half of myocardial infarctions (the medical term for heart attacks) are “silent,” meaning they either cause no symptoms or cause symptoms mild or atypical enough that the affected person doesn’t realize they could be dangerous. (The latter is sometimes called an “unrecognized heart attack” since it isn’t really silent, but for simplicity’s sake […]

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