On August 28, in New Delhi.
New research published in the journal The Lancet Digital Health discovered that individuals had specific signs before a sudden cardiac arrest related to their gender.
The research conducted by the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in California, US, discovered that women who experience a sudden cardiac arrest often have difficulty breathing, while men commonly feel chest pain before the event. However, smaller groups of both men and women 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, such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, feeling dizzy, or having an irregular heartbeat, within 24 hours before their heart stopped working.
Using warning signs to quickly and effectively determine which people need immediate emergency health care could help intervene early and prevent them from dying, according to the study.
Sumeet Chugh, a researcher from Smidt Heart and the main author of the study, said that our discoveries could change how we prevent sudden cardiac death.
nThe study stated that when people have sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, 90% of them die. This means we need to find better ways to predict and prevent this condition.
The researchers used information from two studies 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 (or 411 people) who had a sudden heart attack and were seen by someone nearby or a healthcare worker had at least one symptom 24 hours before, according to the PRESTO study. It began eight years ago. 1672 people who had a heart attack outside a hospital were included.
The SUDS study, which started 22 years ago, also found similar results, according to the researchers. Rewrite this text using easier words: