Experts at Harvard Medical School have called heartburn an unexpected harbinger of a “silent heart attack” – a heart attack that goes unnoticed by the patient. Writes about this Express.
Scientists have determined that a burning sensation in the chest often occurs before a heart attack. However, the main symptoms of a heart attack are severe pain in the chest and a feeling of chest tightness. However, some are unaware of heart problems, since there may not be such symptoms.
Doctors advise not to ignore such ailments as heartburn and seek advice.
Scientists have previously discovered a sign leading to myocardial infarction and stroke in the future. It turned out to be the accumulation of calcium in the abdominal aorta. The more calcium is found, the greater the likelihood of serious complications, the scientists concluded. The experts reviewed 52 studies in the relevant field and found that patients with abdominal aortic calcification were two to four times more likely to have cardiovascular disease. The more calcium is found, the greater the likelihood of serious complications, the scientists concluded.