Many Heart Patients Lack Knowledge Of Heart Attack Signs

May 28, 2008

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has revealed that nearly 50% of heart patients lack knowldge of heart attack signs and symptoms...Phoenix (ChattahBox) – A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has revealed that nearly 50% of heart patients lack knowledge of heart attack signs and symptoms.

The new study was carried out by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco.

They surveyed 3,500 people who all had a history of heart problems, and were at an increased risk of a future cardiac event such as a heart attack.

They were asked questions about their knowledge of their own risk, heart attack symptoms, etc.

Out fo the entire group, 44% were rated at a very low knowledge level across the baord, with the majority not even knowing they had an increased risk of having a cardiac event such as a heart attack.


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