Heart disease and deaths from heart disease, on the rise due to the suspension of services during the pandemic
Heart disease and related deaths they are and will be on the rise in the future due to the suspension and hospital services and visits due to the pandemic. The global collateral damage seems destined to have a long aftermath in the years to come, or at least this is what emerges from the study carried out by theUniversity of Leedspublished in the European Heart Journalwhich recorded that in the face of a reduction in hospital admissions for heart patients, the number of deaths from heart disease has increased, many of which died at home.
In the two years since December 2019, when health systems around the world were under extreme pressure and people feared contracting Covid-19, people who have experienced an acute heart event, such as a heart attack or heart failure, they have not always been able to be hospitalized.
In cases where people received medical assistance there was, on average, more than an hour late in reaching the hospital or have contact with paramedics. The chances of people surviving a severe heart attack depend on timely and appropriate treatment.
Heart disease and deaths, in the coming years the damage caused by complications from delays in treatment
The analyzed sample understood 48 countries on six continents for a period of two years starting from December 2019: 189 documents. “Heart disease is the number one killer in most countries and analysis shows that during the pandemic people around the world, people did not receive the heart care they should have received,” he said. Ramesh Nadarajahclinical researcher of the British Heart Foundation from the University of Leeds and lead author of the article.
“This will have ramifications. The longer people wait for treatment for a heart attack, the more damage to the heart muscle, causing complications that can be fatal or cause chronic disease. Health systems need to strengthen systems to help support and treat people whose heart conditions will inevitably be worse as a result of the pandemic. The document provides proof of this ”.
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