Heart Disease Patients Unaware Of Heart Attack Symptoms
A study has found that heart disease patients are not aware of heart attack symptoms, which leads to increased risk of late heart attack treatment.
It is known that heart attack treatment is the most effective when it starts within an hour after the symptoms occur. However, most of patients receive treatment after from 2 to 3 hours, which negatively affects treatment effectiveness. It doesnâ€™t matter if heart attack is recurring or it is the first one, early treatment within an hour is still the most effective one.
It is also known that patients with previous heart attacks and heart disease are at higher risk for recurrence, so these patients need to be more attentive to heart attack symptoms. This study as aimed at finding out how informed high risk heart patients are about heart attack.
A team of researchers from School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco examined 3522 heart patients who either had heart attack or had received heart disease treatment, such as angioplasty.
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Source: Ruzanna Haroutiunyan