A recent American study revealed that people with heart attacks were at greater risk of death during the Corona crisis, because they tried as much as possible not to go to the hospital.
According to CNN, researchers from the Providence Heart Institute conducted a study in which they analyzed data from more than 15,000 people who had heart attacks, during the period between December 30, 2019 and May 16.
The researchers noted a noticeable decrease in the rate of hospitalization for heart attack patients, because patients feared the worst in light of the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.
The study revealed a significant decline in the number of heart attack patients who were admitted to hospitals, especially after the twenty-third of last February.
Hospitals in the United States and other countries in the world focused on people with the Corona epidemic, during the current year, which made people with other health disorders find it difficult to obtain treatment.
The study indicated the ages of patients who are hospitalized as a result of a heart attack, and indicated that their average age has significantly decreased, because the elderly have become reluctant to go to health institutions, because they are more susceptible to "Covid 19" disease.
The change did not stop at this point, as people who were hospitalized during the Corona crisis spent a shorter period of treatment, and the likely reason is that health officials were keen to allocate beds to treat Corona cases.
The study warned of a significant increase in deaths due to heart attacks, especially among those who had severe symptoms, that is, those who had a disorder of blood vessels, so blood and oxygen became unable to reach the heart muscle.