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my mom found out she had a heart attack and didn't even know it. is this common?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Occasionally an ECG can show evidence of myocardial injury that commonly represents an old infarct.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Some people have silent heart attacks, which are usually small ones and which usually occur in patients with nerve problems, like diabetic neuropathy, or are taking pain medications ... Or else, she felt the symptoms but did not think she was having a heart attack, which can happen in women who sometimes have atypical chest pains ...
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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