On August 28, in New Delhi.
New research published in the journal The Lancet Digital Health discovered that people noticed different warning signs before a sudden heart attack based on their gender.
A study led by the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in California, US, discovered that women tend to feel short of breath when they are about to have a sudden cardiac arrest, while men tend to feel chest pain as a symptom. However, some smaller groups of both males and females experienced symptoms such as heart palpitations, seizure-like activity, and flu-like symptoms.
Additionally, the researchers discovered that 50% of people who experienced a sudden cardiac arrest felt at least one symptom, such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, feeling dizzy, or having an irregular heart beat, within 24 hours before their heart stopped working.
Using signals of potential danger to quickly identify people who require urgent medical attention could help intervene early and prevent imminent death, according to the study.
“Our discoveries could lead to a new way to prevent sudden cardiac death,” said Sumeet Chugh, a senior researcher at Smidt Heart and the main author of the study.
A new study found that 90 percent of people who experience sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital do not survive. This highlights the importance of finding ways to predict and prevent this condition.
Researchers in this study used information from two studies done in the United States. One study, called the Prediction of Sudden Death in Multi-Ethnic Communities (PRESTO) study, was conducted in California. The other study, called the Sudden Unexpected Death Study (SUDS), was conducted in Oregon.
The PRESTO study found that 411 out of the 823 people who had a sudden heart attack and were helped by someone or a healthcare professional had at least one obvious symptom 24 hours before it happened. It began eight years ago and included a total of 1672 people who had sudden heart attacks outside of the hospital and were likely caused by heart problems.
The SUDS study, which started 22 years ago, also found similar results, according to the researchers. Rewrite this text using simpler words: