Experts analyzed data from the Finnish genetic study on arrhythmic events and concluded that death from sudden cardiac arrest is often associated with so-called silent heart attacks. They occur at an early age and often go unnoticed by the patients themselves. The scientists presented their conclusions in the journal JAMA Cardiology.
Scientists analyzed the medical data of 5869 people in northern Finland who died of heart failure between 1998 and 2017. The results showed that 1322 people had heart scars, suggesting heart attacks that occurred long before a sudden cardiac arrest and the death of one person.
The researchers found that people did not even notice these heart attacks and therefore did not go to the doctors. They were confident that their health was okay.
Researchers say it's very important not to miss such attacks. The main symptoms of such breastfeeding heart attacks are nausea, excessive sweating, indigestion, numbness of the arms and legs, muscle pain, sudden fatigue, and discomfort in the chest.
Doctors recall that the main factors that increase the likelihood of a heart attack are:
Fatty foods Smoking, Alcohol abuse; Obesity; Lack of physical activity or excessive presence; Presence of hypertension; Diabetes mellitus; stress
Statistics of mortality due to diseases of the cardiovascular system
The main cause of death in the population of Russia is diseases of the cardiovascular system. Every hour, an average of 7 people die as a result of a heart attack. In Russia, the mortality from circulatory diseases is generally higher than in other countries. Up to 70 percent of cases with a heart attack diagnosis are over 55 years old. In recent years, however, there have often been cases in which young people between the ages of 30 and 35 have been diagnosed with heart disease.
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