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Scientists have discovered that before having a sudden heart attack, people can have warning signs specific to their gender. This was reported in a study published in the journal The Lancet Digital Health.
The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in California, US, discovered that women who are about to have a sudden cardiac arrest often experience difficulty breathing as their main symptom. Men, on the other hand, usually feel chest pain as their main symptom. However, some smaller groups of both males and females experienced heart palpitations, seizure-like activity, and symptoms similar to the flu.
Additionally, the researchers discovered that 50% of people who experienced a sudden cardiac arrest felt at least one symptom like chest pain, difficulty breathing, feeling lightheaded, or an irregular heartbeat within 24 hours before their heart stopped working.
A study says that using warning signs can help prioritize emergency care for people who really need it. This could help save lives by intervening early and stopping something bad from happening.
Sumeet Chugh, a senior author and researcher at Smidt Heart, stated that our discoveries may lead to a new way to prevent sudden cardiac death.
According to the study, when someone has a sudden heart attack outside of a hospital, it often leads to their death 90% of the time. Therefore, it is important to find ways to better foresee and stop this condition.
In this study, scientists used information from two American community-based studies. These studies were created by Chugh and are called the California-based PRESTO study and the Oregon-based SUDS study.
Half of the 823 people in the PRESTO study who had a sudden cardiac arrest and were seen by someone had shown at least one symptom 24 hours before. It began eight years ago and included a total of 1672 people who had a sudden heart attack outside of a hospital and likely caused by heart issues.
The SUDS study, which started 22 years ago, also showed similar results, according to the researchers. Please rewrite this text in simpler language.