The British Heart Foundation has highlighted the potential impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the health of people with long-term heart conditions.
It is estimated the impact of Covid-19 has led to the delay of an estimated 28,000 heart related procedures in England over recent months. This comes at a time when people suffering with heart disease are already at an increased risk of illness and complications if they were to contract the virus.
Although Hospitals are now restarting their cardiology related services there is the fear that delay to planned procedures may leave some people with permanent long-term complications which could have been avoided. It is not yet known how long it will take for some planned procedures to be rescheduled and in some instances it is thought irreparable damage may already have been sustained some patients.
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"People with heart and circulatory diseases are already at increased risk of dying from Covid-19, and their lives should not be put at even greater risk by missing out on treatment for their condition," said Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan, associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation. "If hospital investigations and procedures are delayed too long, it can result in preventable permanent long-term complications, such as heart failure."