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New sign for heart attack

Chest pain has long been recognized to herald the onset of a heart attack, however new research is implicating shortness of breath to be more sensitive. Study subjects were asked about symptoms of angina (chest pain) and breathlessness prior to a cardiac stress test. Those who complained of shortness of breath were found to be at a greater risk of death from a heart attack than those with angina.

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About: New sign for heart attack

Date: 3 November 2005

Source: ABC News Health

Author: Tracy Wimbush


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