We've all heard about it, but why is it still happening? Silent heart attacks are still highly prevalent and sadly result in thousands of deaths annually. We can play our part in preventing heart disease and heart attack by having regular heart-scan screenings and check-ups; however these silent killers are capable of flying under the radar. They pose few visible symptoms and often times go unidentified or untreated. We need to change our mentality about disease and take an active role in prevention and early detection. Forbes reported, "These silent heart attacks, also called non-Q-wave unrecognized myocardial infarctions (UMIs), often go undetected because they don't cause any pain and don't leave behind telltale irregularities that can be detected on electrocardiograms (EKGs)." Hopefully with more awareness about the dangers of this silent killer, people will shift their lifestyle and begin to actively pursue prevention methods and early detection scans with hopes of catching any problems early on.