September 5, 2012

Unrecognized Heart Attacks Common, Deadly


For every heart attack that strikes with chest pain, shortness of breath and nausea, almost two more slide in under the radar among older adults, a new study found… Roughly 28 percent of the study participants had diabetes, which can cause nerve damage that blocks the warning signs of a heart attack, said Dr. Martha Grogan, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., who was not involved in the study.


ABC News by Katie Moisse

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