What is Silent Heart Attack? What are the signs?

Shivani Arora

Today, many of the people are suffering from Silent Heart Attack and it’s quite a serious issue. Many of the people does come around with the signs and effects and they die.A silent heart attack is a heart attack that has few, if any, symptoms or has symptoms not recognized as a heart attack. A silent heart attack might not cause chest pain or shortness of breath, which are typically linked to a heart attack.People who have a silent heart attack might not know it.

A silent heart attack is generally referred to as a silent myocardial infarction (SMI) in medical terms. In this condition, the victim experiences no sensation of pain in the chest when a heart attack occurs. However, some other symptoms are felt. They might think they have heartburn, the flu or a strained chest muscle. But a silent heart attack, like any heart attack, involves blockage of blood flow to the heart and possible damage to the heart muscle.

There are many risk factors that can cause silent heart attack and some of them are increasing age factor, diabetes if you have any family background history, overweight, family history of heart disease, high BP, not active, alcohol, tobacco use and etc.

Some of the Common signs of silent heart attack are;

  1. Difficulty in breathing and dizziness
  2. Chest Pain, Fullness, or Discomfort
  3. Nausea and cold sweats
  4. Discomfort in other areas of your body like arms, back, and many more

Recently 35-year-old man reportedly died of a silent heart attack in Indore on Monday. He was riding a bike when he suddenly fell down in the middle of the road.Silent heart attacks are usually discovered on an electrocardiogram (ECG), which is a recording of the heart’s electrical activity. Damage to the heart’s muscle caused by a heart attack shows up as a distinct signature on an ECG.(as per reports)

How can you prevent the risk of silent heart attack:

There is nothing anyone can do to stop a heart attack when it is happening. However, there are things people can do to help avoid having a heart attack in the first place. These include eating healthy food, being more physically active, preventing smoking, and getting plenty of sleep.

It can be prevented by not smoking,avoiding alcohol or drinking in moderation, managing blood sugar levels, keeping stress levels low, by managing blood pressure and cholesterol avoiding recreational drug use risk of heart disease can be reduced.Leading a healthful lifestyle with a balanced diet and exercise is another important thing of reducing the risk.People who have had previous heart or stroke problems may also want to ask their doctor about including a dose of aspirin in their daily routine.

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I am Shivani Arora, a media student who is working as a freelancer Content Writer, news writer and social media handler with different agencies. I am a post graduate student who is self motivated and a hardworking person. My main aim is to excel in my career by learning and exploring new things.
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