Symptoms before sudden cardiac arrest

Experts analyzed data of Finnish genetic research arrhythmic events and concluded that death due to sudden cardiac arrest is often associated with the so-called silent heart attacks. They occur at an early age and often go unnoticed by patients. Scientists presented their findings in the journal JAMA Cardiology.

Symptoms before sudden cardiac arrest

The researchers analyzed medical records of residents of Northern Finland 5869, died of cardiac arrest between 1998 and 2017. The results showed that 1322 people have been found scars on the heart, pointing to heart attacks that occurred long before the sudden cardiac arrest and death of the person.

The researchers note that people do not even notice these heart attacks and therefore do not seek medical attention. They were confident that their health is all right.

Researchers say that it is very important not to let such attacks. The main symptoms in these silent heart attacks, the scientists call nausea, excessive sweating, upset stomach, numbness in hands and feet, muscle pain, sudden fatigue and discomfort in the chest. Physicians are reminded that the main factors that increase the possibility of a heart attack are:

  • Fatty foods
  • Smoking, alcohol abuse;
  • Obesity;
  • The lack of physical activity or the presence of excessive;
  • The presence of hypertension;
  • Diabetes;
  • Stress

mortality statistics from diseases related to cardiovascular system

The main cause of death among the Russian population are diseases of the cardiovascular system. Every hour as a result of a heart attack die an average of 7 people. In Russia, the mortality from circulatory diseases is generally higher than in other countries. Up to 70 percent of cases are diagnosed with a heart attack - these are people older than 55 years. However, recent years often there are cases when heart disease is diagnosed in young adults aged 30-35 years.

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