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Why have deaths from heart disease risen alarmingly after COVID-19?


 

Why have deaths from heart disease

 risen alarmingly after COVID-19?


Scientists have documented a worrying rise in cardiovascular deaths following 

the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting a decade-long downward trend.


Rebecca C. Woodruff of 

the CDC expressed concern: 

"We were concerned about emerging evidence that chronic disease outcomes

 worsened during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Unfortunately

this has been the case for heart disease and strokes

which were improving before the pandemic. 


The joint report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 and Northwestern University reveals that deaths from cardiovascular

 disease between 2020 and 2022 exceeded expectations

 by 228,000 across all population groups.


This two-year period saw a significant increase of 9.3%

which contrasts sharply with the 8.9% decline recorded from 2010 to 2019.


Woodruff attributes the setback to the widespread effects of COVID-19

citing its role in impeding access to health care


causing delays in

 addressing chronic or acute heart problems. 

The pandemic has also posed challenges to maintaining a healthy lifestyle

affecting factors such as diet, sleep, physical activity

blood pressure and blood sugar management.


Worse

new evidence suggests a possible link between COVID-19 infection

 and an increased risk of heart disease

according to the Centers for Disease Control.


Woodruff stresses the importance of research to understand the drivers of 

the high mortality rates from cardiovascular disease, with a view to guiding 

clinical and public health strategies for the prevention

detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease.


Woodruff concluded that 

"reprioritizing the prevention and management of cardiovascular 

diseases is an essential first step", highlighting the urgent need to

 prioritize cardiovascular health in public health initiatives and clinical practices.


myocardial

infarction may occur without pain


Dr. Alexander Myasnikov refuted the common myth that pain

 alone indicates serious disorders in the functioning of the heart.


"A person's sense of pain indicates that he is already suffering 

from catastrophic contractions. This is a cry from the heart for help. "


But sometimes

 a person does not feel any pain even in case of serious heart problems 

including myocardial infarction. Because the nerve endings at the moment of

 the accident lose the ability to send the signal.


Miasnikov advises that periodic 

medical examinations should be carried out regularly in order to determine

blood glucose level, high blood pressure, cholesterol level of "good" and "bad"

body mass index and family pathological history to exclude hereditary diseases.

 In the event of a change in these indicators, action is taken to remedy them.