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Chest pain and shortness of breath: long-term heart risk

According to a new study, chest pain and shortness of breath disengage warnings before the future cardiovascular illnesses such as a heart attack, heart failure or cardiac arrhythmias.

One in the magazine”trafficAccording to a published study, chest pain and shortness of breath can be powerful warning signs of future cardiovascular problems.

Long-term effects studied

As the American Heart Association (AHA) in a recent Message reported, chest pain accounts for more than 6.5 million emergency room visits in the United States each year.

But a little bit to research looked at what the long-term effects of such conditions might be, says the study’s lead researcher, Dr. Kentaro Ejiri, a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

And only a few studies so far have looked at the long-term effects of shortness of breath or shortness of breath, called dyspnea.

Using data from three decades, Dr. Ejiri and colleagues Connections between chest pain, shortness of breath and several cardiovascular problems.

Chest pain and dyspnea have mostly been associated with future heart attack, atrial fibrillation (an abnormal heart rhythm) and congestive heart failure (heart failure). Stroke was the least associated with chest symptoms.

Chest pain was most strongly associated with future heart attack, while dyspnea was most strongly associated with future heart attack and heart failure. The presence of both symptoms appears to increase the risk to further increase.

Warning sign of long-term problems

The results suggest that chest pain and dyspnea should not only be seen as a harbinger of an immediate emergency, but also of possible long-term problems, according to Dr. Kunihiro Matsushita, lead author of the study and professor at the Bloomberg School.

Even mild chest symptoms were with a long term risk related to heart problems, although less than for moderate to severe symptoms.

The study will be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions conference, which will be held in Chicago and virtually. the Results are considered preliminary until full results are published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Higher likelihood of cardiovascular disease

For the study, data from more than 13,000 people assessed without prior cardiovascular disease. Their average age was 54 years old. 56% were women and 25% black.

After Evaluation By reviewing patient records and using standard rating scales for chest pain and shortness of breath, researchers assessed the risk of heart attack, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and stroke over the course of next decades.

Those who had the least amount of chest pain were 21% more likely to have a heart attack over the next 30 years compared to those who had no chest pain. Those with the most severe chest pain had an 83% higher level heart attack risk compared to those without these complaints.

People who reported the least shortness of breath were 30% more likely to have a heart attack in the next 30 years than those who didn’t breathing problems had. People with the most severe shortness of breath were more than twice as likely to have a heart attack.

Those with the most severe chest pain and shortness of breath were more than 2.5 times more likely to have a heart attack than those without such problems. They were also more than twice as likely to have atrial fibrillation or heart failure, and 85% more likely to have one. stroke.

Even mild symptoms deserve attention

Quin Denfeld from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, says most people tend to think of symptoms like chest pain as occurring right before a serious event like a heart attack.

However, Denfeld, who writes a recently published scientific article AHA Statement on symptoms of cardiovascular disease, says the new study pointed out that the symptoms are not always so clear cut: “They are nuanced and complex.”

The results suggest that healthcare workers themselves mild symptoms should be monitored carefully, says Denfeld, who was not involved in the current study.

forecasts over 30 is extremely difficult”according to the expert. “But just recognizing and documenting symptoms and telling patients to be careful seems like an appropriate step.”

Chest pain and shortness of breath can indicate a heart attack, and people shouldn’t hesitate Emergency call choose when these symptoms appear.

Yet even seemingly minor issues, like being out of breath while climbing a hill, deserve Warningsaid the scientist. “It’s your body’s way of telling you, ‘Something’s going on. “”

That doesn’t mean something bad is inevitable, she said. But it could be a sign that it’s time for a change way of life is, like more movement. “The bottom line is that patients need to pay attention to their symptoms.” (ad)

Author and source information

This text corresponds to the requirements of the specialized medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been verified by health professionals.


  • American Heart Association: Chest pain, shortness of breath linked to long-term risk of heart disease, (Accessed: November 6, 2022), American Heart Association
  • Kentaro Ejiri, Yejin Mok, Ning Ding, Patricia Chang, Wayne D Rosamond, Amil M Shah, Pamela L Lutsey, Lin Y Chen, Michael J Blaha, Lena Mathews, and Kuni Matsushita: Summary 11021: Chest Symptoms and Later Risk of Incident cardiovascular disease: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC); in: Traffic, (published: 2022-10-30), traffic
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Important Note:
This article contains general advice only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. It cannot substitute a visit to the doctor.

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