New Delhi, on August 28th.
New research published in The Lancet Digital Health has found that people noticed specific warning signs related to their gender before having a sudden cardiac arrest.
According to a study conducted by the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in California, US, women experience shortness of breath as the main symptom before having a sudden cardiac arrest, while men experience chest pain. However, some smaller groups of both males and females experienced feelings of a fast or irregular heartbeat, activity similar to seizures, and symptoms similar to the flu.
Additionally, the researchers discovered that 50% of people who experienced a sudden cardiac arrest had experienced at least one warning sign such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, feeling lightheaded, or an irregular heartbeat within 24 hours before their heart stopped working.
Using early warning signs to help determine who needs emergency health care services can help prevent immediate death, according to the study.
“We have made discoveries that could change the way we prevent sudden cardiac death,” said Sumeet Chugh, a senior author on the study from Smidt Heart Center.
The study found that 90% of people who have a sudden cardiac arrest outside of the hospital die. This highlights the importance of finding ways to predict and prevent this condition.
Researchers used information from two studies conducted in the United States. These studies were called the PRESTO study, which was done in California and looked at predicting sudden death in multi-ethnic communities, and the SUDS study, which was done in Oregon and explored unexpected deaths.
Half of the 823 people who had a sudden heart attack and were seen by someone or a healthcare worker experienced a warning sign at least 24 hours before, according to the PRESTO study. The study began eight years ago and included a total of 1672 people who had a sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, most likely caused by heart problems.
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