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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. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: 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 ...

In brief: 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 ...
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Yes
Occasionally an ECG can show evidence of myocardial injury that commonly represents an old infarct.

In brief: Yes
Occasionally an ECG can show evidence of myocardial injury that commonly represents an old infarct.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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