Unrecognized Heart Attacks Tied to Higher Pain Tolerance
Patients who experience unrecognized myocardial infarction (MI) have reduced pain sensitivity compared to those who experience recognized MI, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Andrea Milde Øhrn, M.D., from the University of Tromsø in Norway, and colleagues examined the association between pain sensitivity and recognition of MI in 4,849 participants who underwent the cold pressor test (a common experimental pain assay) and electrocardiogram.....