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Cannot believe there was a silent mi. How unlikely is it that diagnostic tests for heart attacks are correct?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Extremely likely
30% of all heart attacks are silent or unrecognized.
The number is 50% in people with diabetes. Modern blood sampling for the diagnosis of and acute heart attack (myocardial infarction) is >99% accurate and the number is further increased if there are ekg and/or echo changes. (accuracy is diminished if the event occurred remotely e.g. >10 days ago).

In brief: Extremely likely
30% of all heart attacks are silent or unrecognized.
The number is 50% in people with diabetes. Modern blood sampling for the diagnosis of and acute heart attack (myocardial infarction) is >99% accurate and the number is further increased if there are ekg and/or echo changes. (accuracy is diminished if the event occurred remotely e.g. >10 days ago).
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