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Re: Silent heart attack??

Re: Silent heart attack??

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Posted by Julie on September 05, 2000 at 22:39:40:

In Reply to: Re: Silent heart attack?? posted by Jim930 on September 05, 2000 at 18:25:55:

: : Is there such a thing as a silent heart attack? That you don't feel chest pain or back pain. Can you have a heart attack that's serious but not painful?

: I'm not sure if there are any silent heart attacks in a sense that you don't feel absolutely anything. There are many cases when a person actually has a heart attack but does not recognize the signs as heart attack. Some people may dismiss the signs as simple indigestion or cold sweats or non heart related back problem. In fact there was a specific article I read about a pattern of cases where young women don't report there symptoms to their doctors and their heart condition is not treated right away. That as you can guess make things worse because it delays treatment. There is a rare condition called Long QT Syndrome which make the heart beat irregularly fast and causes angina. It has nothing to do with your health or cholesterol, it's mainly genetic. I'm not all too certain that's not totally silent like you mention. If there's any indication that you had or have symptoms of heart attack, get checked by your doctor. ECG is really simple to do and could tell you if you have a problem.

The Long QT Syndrome is a mainly genetic heart condition whereby you can have a silent heart attack, without any prior warning at all in some cases, there are often no warning signs to go on , but in some cases there can be episodes of fainting, sudden collapse during or shortly after sports or at any time.
With my daughter she feels head achey and dizzy, with my son he hears a thudding in his ears.
It can happen at any age, and often during sleep.
They are now saying that in some cot death cases that it may be heart related and possibly the long qt syndrome could be the cause in some of the cot deaths.

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