But what if the heart attack produced absolutely no symptoms? A silent heart attack is not only possible, it's fairly common.
People who have had a silent heart attack are fortunate to be alive because it is one of the most deadly types of heart attack you can suffer. Twice as many people die from them compared to those who experience chest pain during a heart attack. Silent heart attacks are caused when your arteries narrow and you don't get enough oxygen to your heart. Chronic lack of oxygen normally just results in a condition called angina. But in 25-30% of cases, lack of oxygen can produce a heart attack that doesn't have any symptoms.
The absence of pain doesn't mean there's an absence of damage to the heart muscle. And, because they go untreated, silent heart attacks can be deadly. They also increase your odds of having a second heart attack, which would be more likely to kill you.
While most physicians believe the heart is permanently damaged during a silent heart attack, there is hope. With the right approach you can actually rebuild your heart muscle after a heart attack. And doing so will help you avoid another attack.
What can be done to rebuild the heart muscle
If you've suffered a heart attack, you have to flood your heart with the right nutrients. The most crucial nutrient you need is oxygen. Providing your heart with oxygen will allow your heart muscle to regenerate.
- The best way to get more oxygen to your heart is through bio-oxidative therapies administered by a healthcare practitioner skilled in these methods.
- The patient also needs to take heart-specific nutrients such as the amino acid L-Carnitine, Coenzyme Q10, Magnesium, etc.
- Keeping in mind that the heart is a muscle, a protein-rich diet and strength-building exercises are essential.
A few simple steps such as these can either protect you from a heart attack or prevent a second attack if you’ve already had one.