Unrecognized myocardial infarction.

  title={Unrecognized myocardial infarction.},
  author={Barry D. Bertolet and James A. Hill},
  journal={Cardiovascular clinics},
  volume={20 1},
MI is frequently unrecognized for reasons that are unknown, comprising approximately 40 percent of all MIs that occur. Although many unrecognized MIs are accompanied by symptoms of some sort, probably half are totally asymptomatic. Patients with unrecognized MI seem to be similar to those with typical presentations, with similar risk factors and other characteristics. It appears that MI carries the same prognosis whether clinically apparent or not and, therefore, warrants management in both… CONTINUE READING