Health & Fitness

'Stay at Home' messaging 'may have led to a spike in heart attack deaths'

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Posted: 06/08/20 - 08:24
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Deaths from the most common type of heart attack soared by almost 40 per cent during the coronavirus lockdown, according to research.

Analysis by University of Leeds experts found hospital admissions for heart attacks plummeted by 50 per cent in April and May in England.

The data also suggested that deaths rose from the most mild form of heart attack, which is usually treatable if patients are given quick medical attention.

Scientists behind the study say lots of very ill people appear to have been reluctant to seek help despite suffering life-threatening symptoms.

I Call True: Easy true on this, there will be long term effects for lots of knock on illnesses.
Cancer is one that LCB has already highlighted numerous times.

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The telephone/video GPs appointments didn't help either as without face to face contact they were an awkward interaction
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Sadly an easy true on this although I would like to see that data verified
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I guess people just weren't going to get checked out, much like every other disease seems to be reporting https://bit.ly/2C1JjRO