Half of sudden cardiac arrest patients recently visited their GP

Patients may be feeling unwell days ahead of the unexpected event, researchers say

More than half the patients who experience a sudden cardiac arrest visit or contact their GP in the two weeks prior, probably “feeling unwell” in the lead up to the event, Danish researchers report.  

Their findings show 54% of those who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest seek help from their GP in the fortnight beforehand.