You know how a heart attack is supposed to work. You clutch your chest and yell out something dramatic as your spouse grabs the phone and hurriedly dials 911 — hopefully in time to save your life.
Well, my friend, I’m here to tell you that not all heart attacks work that way.
Even if you’ve never felt so much as a murmur… even if your own doctor has given you a clean bill of health… even if the EKG at your physical says you’ve got the heart of a stallion…
You may have already had a heart attack!
It’s called a “silent” heart attack because it can strike without symptoms, but don’t be fooled by the name.
A silent heart attack can leave behind more damage than a tornado.
Millions of seniors are living in the aftermath of that tornado right now. They’re walking around with the damage of a silent heart attack… and a new study finds that most of them don’t even know it!
Some 1,800 healthy men and women between the ages of 45 and 84 had their hearts checked.
When they were scanned again a decade later, 8 percent had the scar tissue that marks a heart attack — but 78 percent never knew they had one. They never experienced the symptoms of a heart attack, never sought help and never had a doctor deliver the solemn news.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. If I didn’t notice — if my own doc hasn’t even picked up on it — how serious could it be?
The attack might be silent, but the damage it leaves behind is the same as what any heart attack leaves in its wake: scarring, and in some cases lots of it. Those scars cause that part of the heart to stiffen up, making it tough to pump blood.
And that puts you at risk of even bigger heart problems down the road — and you might not be so lucky next time around, especially if you never knew about the first one and never took action to protect yourself.
It’s a rock-solid reason to make sure you get healthy and stay healthy today with a low-carb diet and some heart-happy nutrients.
Don’t wait. Your next heart attack may or may not be your first… but it certainly could be your last.