If someone has diabetes but was not diagnosed with it can they have a heart attack without knowing?

Yes. When you look at normal population, there is about 7% who have ekg and studies showing previous heart attack without having noticed. Diabetics can be having a heart attack and not feel the usual symptoms acutely and it is surmised that can be as high as 30%.

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What happens if a person has diabetes but was not diagnosed with it can they have a heart attack without knowing?

Yes. Hi. Yes, silent MI (asymptomatic heart attack) is unfortunately rather common in type 2 diabetes (and in long term poorly controlled type 1 or type 1 with kidney failure). Having type 2 diabetes is a "heart attack risk equivalent" meaning having type 2 WITHOUT PRIOR MI confers the same risk of MI as being non-diabetic and having had a prior heart attack. Read more...
Yes. Diabetics can get silent heart attacks. If you have concern over diabetes, you should see your doctor to get properly diagnosed. Read more...

Can my father have diabetes? Since 6 months before he was not diagnosed with diabetes when he suffered with heart attack

Possibly. Heart disease and diabetes are associated with each other, but are not exclusive. Each can exist without the other. If there are any concerns, he can be tested for diabetes to give an answer. Read more...

I have diabetes. Am I more likely to have a heart attack?

Probably. For someone with type 2 diabetes, the answering is a resounding yes. Someone with type 2 diabetes has the same risk for a heart attack as someone who has already had one. For someone with type 1 diabetes, the association with heart disease is not as clearcut. But if they have other risk factors like high blood pressure or high cholesterol, these should be treated to reduce their risk. Read more...
Yes. Diabetes is one of the major causes of hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) resulting in blocked blood vessels. A blocked blood vessel causes a heart attack. Diabetes is responsible for a huge number of serious ilnesses in addition to heart attacks. A healthy lifestyle, blood sugar control and controlling other cardiac risk factors lowers the risk. Read more...
Yes. Diabetes is considered a "coronary equivalent" which means it puts you at the same risk as already having had a heart attack. This can be mitigated by diet, exercise, blood pressure control, weight reduction, proper nutrition, and taking meds properly. Read more...

36 M with echo stress lipids BP and diabetes fine. No fam his and non smoker. Suddenly think I will have a heart attack and losing interest in life : (?

Sounds like. anxiety, caused by too much heart awareness. See your doc to discuss this and together you can develop a plan to alleviate the problem. Mainly, what will it take to assure you that you are ok. Read more...
Risk. You are at low risk for heart attack unless you smoke. You may be pathologically depressed and need psychiatric attention. There isn't enough information here to know why you're irrationally concerned about your heart. If knowing the risk is low doesn't help, seek aid from a psychiatrist. Read more...

Hi I'm 26 f 256 pounds obese. I hv type 2 diabetes PCOS. Cholesterol 206 BP 140/110. Will I have a heart attack. How should I lose weight. Any advice?

Yes, you should. Your risk factors are substantial, and I assume you recognize this & are dieting but are frustrated. If so, you're not unique--but stick with the effort! Cheating on your diet twice a week will help you feel less deprived, but make up for it the next day. Research fun low-cal recipes, and find some activity that you consistently enjoy and that gets you moving (walk, bike, etc.) Read more...
Dietician. Your medical problems are very concerning and I assume you're under the care of a physician but an endocrinologist and gynecologist should collaborate on your care. You may be prescribed metformin and blood pressure medication, but you should also consult a dietician who will set your goal for weight reduction and outline an appropriate diet. Without treatment stroke and heart disease can develop. Read more...

What are the symptoms for heart attack and diabetes?

Pressure chest pain . Sometimes irradiating to left shoulder ir neck associated with shortness of breath, tachycardia, sweating, nausea, vomiting, dizziness may be worsening with activities. Diabetic patients feel thirsty, frequent urination, weight loss, increase hunger, irritability, dizziness, fatigue, tingling feet, urinary infections etc. Read more...
Variable. Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur elephant sitting on your chest shortness of breath fatigue anxiety fear some are asymptomatic signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular sudden death, . Read more...

I've read some research that packaged ramen can lead to higher risk of heart attack and diabetes. I don't eat it every day, is it dangerous?

Ramen. I assume you read this: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/all-those-instant-noodles-you-eat-may-put-you-at-risk-for-heart-problems/2014/08/29/e1181a32-2a36-11e4-958c-268a320a60ce_story.html I wouldn't get too nervous about it but would hold ramen consumption to once a week or less to be careful. Read more...

If someone does of a heart attack with diabetes 2 and had swollen legs from a fall, could that have been the cause?

Need more info. Heart attacks occur for multiple reasons. Diabetes can affect the coronary circulation and cause blockages. Swollen legs could indicate congestive heart failure or even blood clots in the legs which could travel to effect the lungs and the heart. Even bruising of the heart from a fall could set up abnormal heart rythms which might lead to a heart attack. Read more...