Ask The Doctors – April 2023


Q. I just had a physical exam with an ECG. My doctor said it showed evidence of a heart attack! How can this be possible? I have never had any chest pain.


About 20% of heart attacks cause no symptoms or symptoms that are mistaken for indigestion or flu. These are called silent heart attacks. Damage to the heart muscle may be discovered on an electrocardiogram (ECG) taken during a physical exam or for another reason.

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