"7 Silent Signs Of A Heart Attack" - Alyssa Jung
More than one million Americans suffer a heart attack every year. Traditional symptoms – chest pain or pressure, cold sweat, extreme weakness – are well known. Noticing heart attack signs early and getting prompt treatment can save your life. Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor to do an electrocardiogram (EKG), which checks heart activity. “Sometimes when people present with lethargy, doctors won’t immediately order an EKG, which can detect a heart attack; but you should request one from your doctor, just to be safe,” said Annapoorna Kini, MD, professor of medicine and cardiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and interventional director of the Structural Heart Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
- Annapoorna S. Kini, MD, Professor, Medicine, Cardiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Interventional Director, Structural Heart Program, Director, The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Mount Sinai Hospital