Silent heart attacks: What to know and when to get care

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Many heart attack symptoms are well-known, like chest pressure and pain, shortness of breath, sweating, and discomfort in the arm, neck and shoulders. When these symptoms appear, call 911 and get help immediately.

However, not all symptoms of a heart attack are obvious. Silent heart attacks, or heart attacks you have without realizing it, are more common than you might think. A Harvard study found that 45 percent of all people who have heart attacks have symptoms that are too subtle to recognize as signs of a heart attack.