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Is heart attack painful?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Often yes

It can be painless in about 25% of cases (50% in people with diabetes) but the more typical presentation is with discomfort which can become quite painful for some.

In brief: Often yes

It can be painless in about 25% of cases (50% in people with diabetes) but the more typical presentation is with discomfort which can become quite painful for some.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Heart attack pain

It can be. Most people who have had a heart attack describe an overwhelming sense of pressure in the chest that makes it difficult to breath and don't speak specifically of pain in the sense of a sharp sensation.
That being said, pain is a very subjective response to an illness and depends on the person.

In brief: Heart attack pain

It can be. Most people who have had a heart attack describe an overwhelming sense of pressure in the chest that makes it difficult to breath and don't speak specifically of pain in the sense of a sharp sensation.
That being said, pain is a very subjective response to an illness and depends on the person.
Dr. Mark Milunski
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