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The missing heart attacks

16 Apr 2020

People suffering heart attacks during the Coronavirus outbreak may be putting their lives at risk by delaying seeking medical help.

In many European countries, people who show symptoms of heart attacks do not call an ambulance or go to the hospital. Data indicate that there is a decrease of up to 50% in the number of people presenting in hospitals and other health care facilities with symptoms of heart attacks or stroke.