New Delhi, August 28
People have found that men and women show different signs before having a sudden heart attack, according to a new study published in The Lancet Digital Health.
The study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center found that women who are about to have a sudden heart attack may have trouble breathing, while men may feel pain in their chest. However, smaller groups of both men and women experienced symptoms like heart palpitations, seizures, and flu-like symptoms.
Additionally, the researchers discovered that 50% of people who experienced a sudden cardiac arrest felt at least one warning sign such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, feeling faint, or an irregular heartbeat 24 hours before their heart stopped working.
Using warning signs to quickly identify those in urgent need of emergency healthcare services could help to intervene early and prevent imminent death, according to the study.
Sumeet Chugh, a researcher from Smidt Heart, said that our discoveries could bring about a new way to prevent sudden cardiac death.
A study found that 90% of people who have a sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital die, so it is important to predict and prevent this condition better.
In this study, scientists used information from two studies that were done in different communities in the United States. One study was done in California and was called the Prediction of Sudden Death in Multi-Ethnic Communities (PRESTO) study. The other study was done in Oregon and was called the Sudden Unexpected Death Study (SUDS).
Half of the 823 people who had a sudden heart attack and were seen by someone or a healthcare worker had at least one symptom 24 hours before, according to the PRESTO study. Eight years ago, a study began involving 1672 people who had heart attacks outside of a hospital and were likely caused by a heart condition.
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