Prevent heart attacks: Be aware of symptoms Prevent heart attacks: Be aware of symptoms

Back pain or nausea can be warning signs of a heart attack.

According to researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in the U.S., the body may give early warning signs that something is not right.

The study showed that some of the signs that may appear up to one month prior to cardiac arrest include: chest or abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, palpitations, a sudden drop in blood pressure and a loss of consciousness.

Other, more general symptoms such as back pain, nausea and vomiting are related to other types of heart problems, which in any case, should be assessed by a specialist. As the analysis concludes, the problem is that these warning signs are ignored.

As the specialists assert, the general recommendation is to be aware of the symptoms as well as have prevention strategies that allow people to lead the best quality of life possible.

Related article:

Four tips for heart health (article in Spanish)