Upset. Dr. Nuri Cömert gave information about heart health and the things to be considered in the corona process during the “12-18 April Heart Health Week”.

Many people avoid going to the hospital during the Covid-19 pandemic for fear of contracting the coronavirus. This causes many people to ignore heart attack symptoms. Going to the hospital early after the symptoms of a heart attack is vital to prevent loss of life from a heart attack. Even non-fatal heart attacks can cause heart failure in later years.

Death rates from heart diseases increase in pandemic

Studies have indicated that the probability of loss of life from a heart attack during the peak periods of the coronavirus epidemic is higher than in previous years. During the peak periods of the coronavirus pandemic, an approximately 20 percent decrease was observed in hospital admissions due to heart disease due to the fear of transmission. During the stable periods of the pandemic, it was observed that the admissions to the hospital started to increase again, the patients with heart attack were younger and the rate of death from heart attack was 2.4 times higher than the previous periods.

An increase in the number of patients with a heart attack may be observed.

In the coming periods, an increase in the number of patients who have a severe heart attack can be expected. It is important to reduce the risk of vaccination and Covid-19 infection in the patient group with a heart attack. Complaints such as pressure in the chest, tightness, sweating, palpitations, nausea and vomiting, which may be signs of a heart attack, should be taken into account. If you have any of the symptoms, you should apply to hospitals without wasting time, following the rules of social distance and wearing a mask. In the evaluations made, the risk of death from a heart attack can be reduced by following the treatment plans given according to the urgency of the situation.

Things to do in heart attack symptoms are as follows;

1. Professional support should be sought immediately with the 112 emergency call number.
2. If available, aspirin should be given to the person and should be chewed.
3. The person should be seated or recumbent.
4. If the clothes are tight, they should be loosened.
5. The patient should be allowed to breathe deeply and slowly.
6. If the person has a sublingual pill, it can be used to save time.
7. Coughing the patient can be helpful when a difference in heart rate is felt.
8. A person who has had a heart attack should not be left alone, should not be wasted time, should not be given anything other than oral medication.

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