Older soccer players 'embarrassed' to seek help with cardiac pain

Players lack confidence in recognising warning symptoms and tend to put off seeking medical advice, researchers find

Amateur soccer players in their 40s and 50s struggle to identify some cardiac symptoms and tend to put off seeking medical attention even when they experience chest pain, researchers have found. 

An Australian study of 153 'masters' age players found one in five experienced prodromal symptoms such as unexplained tightness in the chest in the past 12 months but only a quarter of these players went on to seek advice from a doctor. 

The players participating

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