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What is a Silent Heart Attack

What is a Silent Heart Attack?

As the name implies, a silent heart attack is a type of heart attack that happens without triggering noticeable signs. Therefore, many people often ignore this health issue. The condition is only diagnosed retrospectively when an electrocardiogram or similar imaging techniques finds evidence of a heart attack. This means the doctor can find out the presence of a silent heart attack by chance when he or she is diagnosing other health issues. [1]