Millions of people have a heart attack every year, and millions of them end their lives. Traditional heart attack symptoms such as chest pain or pressure, cold sweats, extreme weakness, etc. are well known. But there are also some symptoms that most people are unaware of, and are often overlooked. However, she is pointing out the risk of a heart attack.
But one in four heart attack patients develops unusual symptoms such as difficulty breathing, fatigue to the point of death, and stomach upset. This was found in a new medical study.
The study, published in the Medical Journal European Heart Journal Acute Cardiovascular Care, found that patients with these non-existent symptoms were more likely to die than those with a common symptom such as chest pain.
Researchers at Nordsjaellands Hospital in Denmark say they have discovered unusual symptoms of a heart attack that are more common in older people, especially women. In fact, people who experience these symptoms do not know they need immediate medical attention.
Early medical care for heart attack patients can help restore blood flow and reduce the risk of death. The study compared factors such as early heart attack symptoms, response to medical services, and deaths over a 30-day period.
For this purpose, data from medical institutions in Denmark from 2014 to 2018 were reviewed. The researchers discovered the underlying symptoms in 7,222 of 8336 heart attack patients over a five-year period.
The most common symptom of chest pain was 72%, with 24% reporting nonspecific symptoms, the most common being breathing problems. Chest pain was the most common symptom in men aged 30 to 59 years, while nonspecific symptoms were found in older patients.
Ninety-five percent of heart attack patients with chest pain sought emergency assistance, compared to only 62 percent of patients with non-symptomatic symptoms. The mortality rate within 30 days was 3 to 5 percent in patients with chest pain and 15 to 23 percent in patients with nonspecific symptoms.
The experts compared in-depth comparisons and found that the death rate within 30 days was 4.3 percent in patients with chest pain and 15.6 percent in patients with nonspecific symptoms.
“The researchers said the results showed that heart attack patients with chest pain were three times more likely to receive emergency care.”
Researchers say that breathing difficulties, severe fatigue, loss of mental consciousness, and stomach upset are the most common symptoms of a heart attack after chest pain, but in most cases, people are unaware that it is a heart attack.