In the study conducted by the American Stroke Association, the health data of more than 4,200 patients were examined.
In the study, it was determined that the risk of stroke increased by 47 percent in patients who were found to have a silent heart attack in their ECG results compared to those who did not.
The author of the study, Alexander E. Merkler from Weill Cornell School of Medicine, stated that silent heart attack can be as fatal as a perceived heart attack, and that silent heart attack is more common in people aged 65 and over than noticed heart attacks.
“We found that having a silent heart attack can increase the risk of stroke. We think silent heart attacks can be considered a new risk factor for stroke,” Merkler said. found the assessment.