50 Percent of Cases Die Suddenly due to Heart Attack without Symptoms

Patients who die of cardiac arrest are generally asymptomatic.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — Until now, cases of sudden death due to heart attack still heard quite often, including what happened to Haji Lulung who reportedly died today, Tuesday (14/12), due to a heart attack. According to experts, cases of sudden death from a heart attack did not even cause symptoms before.

According to Cardiology and Blood Vessel Specialists, Siloam Hospitals Lippo Village, Dr. dr. Antonia Anna Lukito, Sp.JP(K), FIHA, FAPSIC, FAsCC, FSCAI, as many as 50 percent of patients with heart attacks or sudden death are generally found without symptoms. This is what makes many cardiologists recommend early detection of heart disease.

“That’s the point of early detection without waiting for warning symptoms again,” he suggested at a webinar session entitled “Early Detection of Heart Disease: Is It Possible?” recently organized by Siloam Hospitals Lippo Village and Roche Indonesia.

He explained that when people hear about heart disease, people assume it is a coronary heart attack. In fact, heart disease is not only that.

Heart disease consists of atherosclerotic diseases that cause coronary heart attacks. However, there are also heart valve disease, heart infections, arrhythmias, to heart failure. a

“All of these diseases are equally dangerous if not detected early and not treated properly,” he said.

Five warning symptoms of a heart attack, namely dizziness or lightheadedness (unstable), a feeling of fainting, a sudden feeling of nausea, bloating or vomiting, even though there is no history of heartburn on a daily basis. In addition, the breath also feels not relieved, when light activity, which is usually not a problem, becomes breathless. The patient also experienced cold and profuse sweating.

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“The fifth most dangerous symptom is no warning symptoms at all or the silent killer,” he said.

Risk factors for heart disease are smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, and lazy to move. Especially in the current pandemic era, the majority work from home (wfh), most of the time sitting from morning to night.

“This is the forerunner of all heart diseases, starting from blood vessel disease, large blood vessels (aorta), heart, heart foreskin, weak heart muscle, heart valves, rhythm disorders and leg blood vessels, finally at a very dangerous end,” he explained. .

Antonia said, patients who have a weak heart or heart failure, usually can’t sleep on their back. You have to have lots and lots of high pillows, some even have to sleep on a table with pillows. Those with weak hearts also experience swollen feet, they also get tired easily, walk a little tired, some are also accompanied by tightness and palpitations.

There are also patients who do not feel short of breath when standing, but when night falls, the patient wants to rest to sleep and feels short of breath.

“Beware, this is one of the symptoms that is starting to worry, it is mandatory, immediately inform your doctor,” he said.

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