Hospital scare causing heart patients to miss out on early intervention

  • | Wednesday | 16th September, 2020

New Delhi: Medical experts in Delhi have said that since the pandemic, heart attacks and cardiac ailments have increased two-fold. Meanwhile, the lockdown witnessed an uptick in patients suffering from advanced cardiac complications by 20 per cent, as patients fear visiting hospitals due to the fear of contracting the virus. Millennium Post spoke to a few patients who were suffering from cardiac ailments and hypertension, all of whom refused to visit the hospital out of fear. According to medical experts, in cases of acute heart attacks, approximately 3 per cent patients suffer from a rupture in the heart. Because the number of heart attacks remains the same, but people keep ignoring the heart ailments," Dr Goel said, adding that in the past month, he personally attended to five to six such cases.

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