Heart attack rate increased in pandemic


gave | Thursday, April 08, 2021 – 14:01 | Last Updated: 08 04 2021 – 14:01

Cardiology Specialist Prof. Dr. Ergün Seyfeli stated that cardiac patients should definitely have their routine checks, “Especially risks related to heart disease increase after the age of 40. We can say that the rate of having a heart attack increases when we include inactivity and stress during the pandemic period.”

Cardiology Specialist Prof. Dr. Ergun Seyfeli, April 8 to 14 at the Heart Health Week due to his statement, the heart and vascular disease in Turkey also reported that the first cause of death. Stating that 18 million people die due to cardiovascular diseases every year in the world, Seyfeli said, “This figure is very high. It is equal to the number of soldiers who died in the 5 years in the second world war. “We can say that it is 5 times more. Unfortunately, we face a negative picture in terms of heart health among European countries in our country. We lose 150 to 200 thousand people from cardiovascular diseases every year in our country.”

‘SHOULD APPLY TO THE HOSPITAL’

Stating that cardiac patients did not apply to the hospital due to fear of coronavirus during the pandemic period, Seyfeli said, “During the pandemic period, patients should definitely have their heart check-ups. I would like to emphasize that they should not neglect their medications. Risks due to heart disease especially increase after the age of 40. “People at risk of heart disease fall into the group of people. When we add inactivity and stress during the pandemic period, we can say that the rate of having a heart attack increases. It is very important for patients to eat a balanced and regular diet, drink plenty of fluids, and take foods rich in vitamins.”

‘EARLY INTERVENTION SAVES LIVES’

Prof. Dr. Seyfeli stated that patients should not disrupt their cardiac examinations during the pandemic period, “When people have healthy hearts, they will be least affected by the pandemic. If there is no problem in their heart health when they are in intensive care, they can overcome the process more easily. Patients with heart attack symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, cold sweat. If they do not apply to the hospital, they will be deprived of treatment and will face more risk of death. Early intervention saves lives and our cardiac patients should neglect to have their check-ups every 6 months “.


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