Signs Of A Silent Heart Attack

Watch out for these signs of a silent heart attack that don’t always come with a warning!

A heart attack may not always be as dramatic as it sounds. However, that doesn’t mean that they are not dangerous. Sometimes, the signs of a heart attack could be so silent that you may pass it off as smething minor. You may not have to dial the emergency number right away, but there are signs that all point towards a heart attack. Just like a normal heart attack, a silent heart attack is as damaging and serious. Your heart fails to get blood rich in oxygen and because in case of silent heart attacks the signs go ignored and unnoticed, they are prone to causing more harm. Here are some signs of a silent attack that you should not ignore by any chance.

Discomfort In Specific Areas Of Your Body

A heart attack will not just affect the heart. It will also show its effects through other parts of your body. However, this could make telling the signs a little confusing. Usually, in case of a mild and silent heart attack, you may feel discomfort in certain areas of your body other than your chest. If you feel any discomfort or pain in your back, arms, jaw, neck or stomach other than your chest, it could be that you are getting a silent heart attack. However, remember that the symptoms may vary depending upon your body’s normal functional pattern. The symptoms and the intensity of the pain is different for different people.

Nausea And Cold Sweats

This is one of the most common symptoms of a silent heart attack. While feeling nauseated and waking up in a pool of cold sweat could be signs of the flu, they could also indicate towards a silent heart attack. You have had flu a million times before. So, you will know the difference. If you feel nauseated and experience cold sweats but these symptoms seem unfamiliar to you at that moment, it could be a silent heart attack and you need to consult a doctor immediately.

Dizziness And Shortness Of Breath

Feeling lightheaded and having difficulty in breathing are again symptoms of a silent heart attack. Remember, these symptoms may also occur with or without any chest pain. Nevertheless, feeling shortness of breath and dizzy are two very common signs of a silent heart attack.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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