By Healthtrip Team Blog Published on - 03 October - 2022

All you need to know about Silent Heart Attack

A silent heart attack is a kind of heart attack that does not show any kind of symptoms that's why it is called a silent heart attack. Normally, a person who suffers from a heart attack does not get enough oxygen which leads to pressure on the heart, damage to heart muscles, and a blood clot that leads to a heart attack as it obstructs the blood flow in the coronary artery. Usually, a heart attack can occur anytime while a person is asleep or awake or has serious emotional or physical stress, when the body is highly inactive, or even when a person is physically active outside in the cold. Silent heart attack is a serious issue as nearly 50 to 80% of heart attacks are usually silent. It has also been witnessed that silent heart attack is more common in women as compared to men.

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Risk factors of a silent heart attack

Risk factors of a silent heart attack are almost similar to those of a heart attack and some of the risk include:

  • Use of tobacco
  • History of heart attack
  • Inactive lifestyle
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Family history of having a heart attack
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Age factor
  • Consumption of High cholesterol-rich food
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Smoking

Silent heart attack symptoms in females

Women are more prone to silent heart attacks and have a usual display of symptoms. Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS is one of the risk factors which is not present in males. Females also have other health conditions that make them more prone to silent heart attacks;

Some of the symptoms include:

  • Chest tightness
  • Pressure in the chest
  • Chest discomfort (squeezing and aching)
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Anxiety
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Night sweats
  • Muscular or joint pain in the upper body
  • Disturbance in the sleep cycle
  • Indigestion
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea

Can a Silent heart attack kill you?

A silent heart attack is as dangerous as a normal heart attack irrespective of the fact that it does not show any clear symptoms. But still, a heart attack damages heart muscles, obstructs blood flow, and leaves scars behind that affect the function of the heart or create a life-threatening condition that might kill a person.

Life expectancy after Silent heart attack

Silent heart attacks are as dangerous as normal heart attacks and it is seen that the survival rate is almost similar to that of a normal heart attack. Further, it is seen that people who suffer from silent heart attacks are also at risk of having a stroke and heart failure.

Silent heart attack recovery

There are several cases where the person who suffers from a silent heart attack is unaware of the condition for several years and it may be diagnosed while they have some other health issues or they go for a routine examination. Recovery after a silent heart attack is slow and the person might have an increased heart rate and blood pressure, dizziness, and weakness that may take time to recover.

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