Many people survive a heart attack, and don’t even know they had one. Doctors only find out about the event after taking tests, when the patient pays them a visit.
Listed here are the classic symptoms, but some not so common signals. For older people, this is a must read. Knowing what’s happening can minimize the longer term effects of having a heart attack. Enjoy yourself, but know what’s going on in your body and what its telling you.
- Half of heart attack victims have silent heart attacks, where they do not realize they are having it.
- Shortness of breath, dizziness, and nausea are little known signs of a heart attack.
- People who have a higher pain tolerance, or who have diabetes, may not know they are having a heart attack.
“During a heart attack, the location of the pain can also vary quite a bit from person to person, notes Dr. Rosenfield. It may occur in the arm, shoulder, neck, jaw, or elsewhere in the upper half of the body”