New Delhi, on August 28.
New research published in The Lancet Digital Health found that people noticed different warning signs related to their gender before a sudden heart attack happened.
The study found that women experience shortness of breath as the main symptom before a sudden heart attack, while men usually experience chest pain. However, some smaller groups of both males and females experienced symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, seizures, and flu-like illness.
In simpler words, the researchers discovered that 50% of people who experienced a sudden heart attack felt certain symptoms like chest pain, difficulty breathing, feeling dizzy, or having an irregular heartbeat within 24 hours before their heart stopped working.
A recent study shows that using early warning signs to identify people in urgent need of emergency healthcare can help save lives by providing immediate help and preventing death.
Sumeet Chugh, a researcher from Smidt Heart, said that their discoveries could bring about a new way of preventing sudden cardiac death.
A study said that 90% of people who have sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital die from it. This shows that there is a very important need to find ways to predict and prevent the condition.
In this research, scientists looked at information from two studies done in different communities in the United States. One study was called PRESTO and was done in California, while the other study called SUDS was done in Oregon.
Half of the 823 people who had a sudden cardiac arrest and were seen by someone had noticed at least one symptom 24 hours before, according to the PRESTO study. It began eight years ago, and a total of 1672 people who had a sudden heart problem outside of a hospital were included.
The SUDS study, which started 22 years ago, also found similar results, according to the researchers. “Please rewrite this passage using simpler language. “