Study: Some Cardiac Deaths Links To Prior Heart Attacks
STUDY: MANY SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATHS TIED TO PRIOR SILENT HEART ATTACKS
(CNN) – New research suggests that nearly half of people who die of heart attacks had ‘silent’ heart attacks beforehand.
Silent heart attacks occur when you have a heart attack, but don’t realize it at the time.
A study published in the journal Jama Cardiology Wednesday says 42% of who died of heart attacks, showed scarring consistent with silent heart attacks.
The Mayo Clinic sudden cardiac death accounts for about half of all deaths attributed to cardiovascular disease in the United States and is most commonly associated with coronary artery disease.