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Warning signs are common in the days before cardiac arrest but are often ignored

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6882 (Published 23 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6882
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Warning signs frequently occur in the days and weeks before a sudden cardiac arrest but are mostly ignored, research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has found.1

US researchers collected information about symptoms during the four weeks before a sudden cardiac arrest from 1099 people in the Portland, Oregon area. Information was gathered from survivors, family members, medical records, and emergency response records. The mean …

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