New Delhi, August 28
People noticed different warning signs before having a heart attack based on their gender, according to a recent study published in the journal The Lancet Digital Health.
A recent study from California’s Smidt Heart Institute found that women tend to experience shortness of breath as the main symptom before a sudden cardiac arrest, while men commonly feel chest pain. However, some smaller groups of both males and females experienced heart palpitations, shaking similar to seizures, and flu-like symptoms.
Additionally, the researchers discovered that 50% of people who experienced a sudden heart attack felt at least one symptom beforehand, such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, feeling dizzy, or having an irregular heartbeat, within the 24 hours leading up to the heart failure.
Using early warning signs to prioritize and treat people who urgently need emergency healthcare could help save lives, according to the research.
Sumeet Chugh, an author on the study from Smidt Heart, said that our discoveries could lead to a new way to prevent sudden cardiac death.
A new study showed that when people have a heart attack outside of the hospital, 90% of them die. This is why it is important to find ways to predict and prevent these heart attacks.
In this study, scientists used information from two US studies conducted by Chugh. The first study is called PRESTO and focused on predicting sudden death in various ethnic communities in California. The second study is called SUDS and was conducted in Oregon to investigate cases of unexpected sudden death.
Half of the 823 people who had a sudden cardiac arrest and were seen by someone, like a bystander or healthcare worker, had a symptom 24 hours before it happened, according to the PRESTO study. This means that out of those 823 people, 411 of them had a symptom before their cardiac arrest. It began eight years ago and included 1672 people who had sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, likely caused by heart problems.
The SUDS study, which began 22 years ago, also found similar results, according to the researchers. Please rewrite this passage in simpler terms: