Heart attacks announce themselves – but five of the warning signs most ignore

According to estimates, about 65,000 people die in Germany every year to sudden cardiac arrest. He is usually not so suddenly, but suggests sometimes weeks in advance. Scientists call five warning signs that suggest that many of the Affected right.

  • First complaints often occur four weeks before the heart attack.
  • Symptoms include pain in the chest and problems in Breathing.

About every third heart attack in Germany is fatal. Because it often occurs so unexpectedly, that the help came too late. There are warning signs that show up hours, days or sometimes even weeks in advance. Of these, researchers at the American College of Physicians are convinced. If you read the symptoms correctly, can save lives.

The scientists collected information from people who had survived a heart attack. They interviewed the victims, their friends, family members and Doctors for unusual symptoms that had occurred in the period of up to four weeks prior to the infarction. The following signs, the respondents mentioned the most frequently:

Most of the symptoms were already several weeks prior to the infarction noticeable and occurred 24 hours previously. Affected should not accept such complaints, but as quickly as possible to see a doctor. This may decide in case of an emergency of life and death.

The results of the study have been published in the “Annals of Internal Medicine” on your website.