Harvard Heart Letter

Understanding silent heart attacks

Nearly half of all heart attacks are silent, meaning they are not associated with any reported symptoms. Silent heart attacks, which can be detected on electrocardiograms, should prompt people to follow the same prevention steps as with a more typical heart attack.
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