Heart disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide, according to heart disease and stroke statistics issued by the American Heart Association, but with the emergence of the Corona epidemic, warnings have increased about the rise in deaths among people with heart disease.
Experts in the flagship journal of the American Heart Association warned, ” Circulation The potential for the wide impact of the Corona epidemic to continue to expand heart disease and death for years to come.
Globally, nearly 18.6 million people died of cardiovascular disease in 2019, the latest year for which global statistics are calculated. This reflects an increase of 17.1% over the past decade, and there were more than 523.2 million cases of cardiovascular disease in 2019, an increase of 26.6% compared to 2010.
Coronas effect on the heart
Experts predict that the global burden of cardiovascular disease will increase dramatically over the next few years as the long-term effects of the pandemic evolve. COVID-19 Present.
According to an associate professor in the departments of cardiovascular disease research at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, the Coronavirus has caused enormous loss in human lives around the world and is on its way to becoming one of the top three to five causes of death in 2020, but it will have a major impact. Direct and indirectly on the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and mortality and this may extend for years, as research shows that the unique Corona virus can cause damage to the heart.
On the other hand, the American Heart Association recommended that heart and stroke patients should receive Corona vaccines to protect themselves and their families from Corona.
The American Heart Association issued a statement calling on people with risk factors for cardiovascular disease, heart disease, or a history of heart attack or stroke to be vaccinated “as soon as possible.”