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Prevention is almost always better than cure and there are few conditions of which this is more true than heart disease. Heart problems are treatable by angioplasty, medication and changes to the patient’s lifestyle, which can delay or prevent a heart attack. When not diagnosed, heart problems will usually get worse over time, raising the risk of a serious cardiac arrest.
You May Have a Claim for Medical Negligence
Early warning signs of that heart disease is developing include fatigue, frequent indigestion, mood swings, sleep disturbance and shortness of breath. If these symptoms become more pronounced, or a accompanied by heart palpitations, heart murmur or other cardiac irregularity, then a heart attack may be imminent.
Medical professionals should be aware of these warning signs and refer patients for further tests, but they are often overlooked. If you or your family have been affected by a doctor’s failure to diagnose heart disease in time, you may have a claim for medical negligence compensation and should seek legal advice without delay.