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silent heart attack

Did you hear about Silent heart attack or Silent myocardial infarctions?

It represents between 22-64% of all myocardial infarctions.

It can happen without chest pain,  and some times with atypical symptoms such as palpitation.

They are more common in the:

  • Elderly,
  • Diabetic patient,
  • Women,
  • Immediately after surgery,
  • In critically ill patients,

After heart transplantation the explanation here the donor heart is not fully innervated by the nervous system of the recipient.

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How do you know the heart attack was happened?

  • By doing ECG and Echocardiography we see ECG changes such as Q wave and ST elevation and motion abnormalities by echo
  • Confirmed by Coronary angiogram which shows the narrowing or blockage of the artery in the infarcted area.

Know more about ischemic heart disease





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