Difficulty breathing is the most common symptom before cardiac arrest, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2021.
“Breathing problems more frequently preceded cardiac arrest than chest pain,” said study author Mr. Filip Gnesin, a research scholar at North Zealand Hospital, Hillerød, Denmark. “Since difficulty breathing is also a sign of other health conditions, we hope our findings will stimulate further research to help emergency medical dispatchers distinguish between symptoms of a pre-arrest condition versus other medical issues.”
There is limited knowledge on whether there are warning signs for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Information on warning signs and early symptoms would enable medical professionals to assess whether a patient is at risk of developing a cardiac arrest and potentially prevent it. [Read more…] about One in ten cardiac arrest patients phoned emergency services the day before
- 31A branch of artificial intelligence (AI), called machine learning, can accurately predict the risk of an out of hospital cardiac arrest – when the heart suddenly stops beating – using a combination of timing and weather data, finds research published online in the journal Heart. Machine learning is the study…