There are "silent" heart attacks. Extremely elderly people, people with diabetes and women are more likely to have them. The crushing chest pain with associated shortness of breath, numbness in the left arm are "classic" symptoms, but not absolute.
Conversely, symptoms of heart attack are also associated with non-lethal illnesses too, such as have already been mentioned.
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