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So my grandfather is 89 and diabetic, and he dosent like to show pain, what are signs he might be having a heart attack?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

Somendiabetics only have nausea or shortness of breath.

In brief: Variable

Somendiabetics only have nausea or shortness of breath.
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many

Sometimes, no symptoms may be present.
More often exertional fatigue, loss of energy, shortness of breath, heart burn, nausea, chest tightness may be signs. Occassional congestive heart failure manifesting as swelling of legs, sob, and trouble laying flat may develop.

In brief: Many

Sometimes, no symptoms may be present.
More often exertional fatigue, loss of energy, shortness of breath, heart burn, nausea, chest tightness may be signs. Occassional congestive heart failure manifesting as swelling of legs, sob, and trouble laying flat may develop.
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Follow with Drs

Because of the possibility of peripheral neuropathy many diabetics do not present with symptoms during small heart attacks than only show on the ekg.
He should have regular appointments with the drs pcp and cardiologist. Very subtle or rare symptoms like jaw pain, wrist pain or other nonspecific could be angina-equivalents. Obviously thoracic pain in the area of the heart ( chest pain) is typical.

In brief: Follow with Drs

Because of the possibility of peripheral neuropathy many diabetics do not present with symptoms during small heart attacks than only show on the ekg.
He should have regular appointments with the drs pcp and cardiologist. Very subtle or rare symptoms like jaw pain, wrist pain or other nonspecific could be angina-equivalents. Obviously thoracic pain in the area of the heart ( chest pain) is typical.
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