You May Not Know If You
Have A Heart Attack
There is something called a Silent Heart Attack (SMI) and there are a lot of people who have one. Depending on the studies or the source it is thought that up to 50% of all heart attacks could be SMI’s.
SMI stands for Silent Myocardial Infarction, and a Myocardial Infarction the scientific name for a heart attack – so SMI is a silent “heart attack”. Makes sense right?? I had never heard of an SMI before but now that I have it is definitely on my radar to watch with myself and those around me.
The short explanation is that it either has no symptoms or it has milder versions of the normal heart attack symptoms. Those symptoms are:
pressure, tightness, pain, squeezing, or aching in your chest
nausea, indigestion, heartburn, or abdominal pain
shortness of breath
lightheadedness or sudden dizziness