On August 28th, in New Delhi, a city in India.
New research published in the journal The Lancet Digital Health found that people noticed specific signs related to their gender before they had a sudden heart attack.
According to a study from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in California, US, women are most likely to feel short of breath before having a sudden cardiac arrest, while men are more likely to experience chest pain. However, some smaller groups of both males and females experienced heart palpitations, seizure-like activity, and symptoms similar to the flu.
In simpler terms, the researchers discovered that 50% of people who experienced a sudden cardiac arrest felt warning signs like chest pain, difficulty breathing, feeling dizzy, or an irregular heart rhythm within the 24 hours before their heart stopped working.
Using warning signs to quickly identify people who urgently need emergency health care services could help prevent them from dying, the study said.
Sumeet Chugh, a researcher from Smidt Heart, said that their discoveries could change the way we prevent sudden cardiac death.
According to the study, when someone has a sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, 90% of them die. This means there is a serious need to improve our ability to predict and prevent this condition.
Researchers in this study used information from two community-based studies in the United States. These studies were created by a person named Chugh. One study is called PRESTO and is based in California, while the other is called SUDS and is based in Oregon.
Half of the 823 people who had a sudden heart attack and were seen by someone or a healthcare professional beforehand had at least one symptom 24 hours before, according to the PRESTO study. This began eight years ago. They included a total of 1672 people who had sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, probably caused by heart problems.
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