“For instance, in a cohort of one million middle-aged men, how many will have chest pain or shortness of breath in a month? Even if 50,000 men developed those vague symptoms, how many would subsequently have a heart attack?”
Certainly, not all 50,000, as some reports imply, says the editorial.
Nonetheless, the findings suggest that it’s vital to be on guard for any changes, however subtle.
How to respond
It’s vital that you respond in a timely manner to any symptoms that resemble a heart attack.