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Did you know you can have a heart attack without knowing? Here is how that happens

What if I told you that a heart attack can strike without the victim even realizing it, crazy right? A silent heart attack, also known as a silent myocardial infarction (SMI), is a type of heart attack that accounts for roughly half of all heart attacks.

When a heart attack occurs with few or no symptoms or indicators, it is referred to as a "silent" heart attack. When your heart isn't getting enough oxygen, this happens. The blood supply might be partially or completely cut off as a result of plaque growth in your arteries or other damage caused by high blood pressure, leading to a heart attack.

Because silent heart attacks can cause more harm than you might think, it's critical to pay attention to all of the early indicators of a heart attack so that you can get the treatment you need.

There are various possible causes of chest pain. Chest pain and discomfort, on the other hand, can be a symptom of a heart attack.

Stomach pain, indigestion, heartburn, and nausea, according to experts, can be an early indicator of a heart attack. The pain usually begins in the middle of the upper abdomen and is heavy rather than severe or stabbing. Pain like this might last for a long time.

Many reasons can cause dizziness or lightheadedness, including overexposure to heat, stress, and eye, neck, or back strain. However, dizziness, particularly in women, can be an early indicator of a heart attack. Cold sweats, chest tightness, or shortness of breath may accompany this symptom, and some patients may even pass out or lose consciousness, necessitating rapid medical attention.

Heart attack warning signs can expand and radiate throughout the body rather than being limited to specific areas.

The pain in the arm, especially on the left side of the body, is a classic indicator of a heart attack. It usually begins at the chest and progresses outward to the arm.

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