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Neck pain can cause heart attack: Symptoms you should be aware of

Silent heart attacks occur frequently, but they are often difficult to diagnose or detect because they occur quietly.

Silent heart attacks are often not recognized by many people. It can happen to anyone, and it is usually accompanied by mild symptoms that may not indicate an imminent heart attack. It can be difficult to detect. The symptoms may seem innocuous and non-fatal. Medical experts might not even diagnose it. It is for this reason that it is called a silent heart attack. It is at this time that patients realize they had a cardiac episode weeks, or even months before. There are ways to reduce the risk of a silent attack in the future. This is especially true for those who have already had a silent heart attack. It is important to take steps to reduce risks because a heartattack can lead to other complications such as stroke and heart failure.

What causes a silent heart attack?

Most commonly, a heart attack is characterized by pain in the center or left of the chest, excessive sweating, restlessness or uneasiness, nausea or vomiting and breathing problems. In some cases, these symptoms may persist for a very long time. In this case, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. These are the most common symptoms. Silent heart attacks are different. It is characterized by mild chest pain, neck pain and discomfort in the area. The danger is that this pain may go unnoticed. People may think it is due to indigestion or muscle pain. It is also a sign of a silent attack that the patient did not recognize. Even doctors may not recognize it.

Symptoms to Be Aware of

A hospital in your neighborhood should be notified of any discomfort or uneasiness that lasts more than 15 to 20 minutes. This is due to the high risk profile of Indians. Do not ignore sharp pains in the neck. Electrocardiograms (ECG) or echocardiograms can diagnose a silent heart attacks.

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The main symptoms of silent heart attacks are:

  • Pain in the jaw
  • Mild chest pain on left side
  • Pain in the neck
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling cold, sweaty, or nauseous
  • Lightheadedness

At Risk People

A study from 2018 found that a person with a history of silent heart attacks has a higher risk of heart failure by about 35% than someone who does not have a heart attack. People in their early fifties or younger are at risk of heart failure. Smokers, smokers, and people with diabetes, hypertension, or obesity are also at high risk.

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