Navigation Links
Britishers 'Stiff Upper Lip' Causing More Deaths Due To Heart Attack

A survey conducted by BHF shows that more than two thirds of the Britons fearing heart attacks are willing to wait and watch rather than calling an ambulance. //The reluctance in calling emergency help have proved to be fatal in UK, where heart diseases are reported to be the biggest killer, often killing at least one in every five minutes especially due to heart attack.

The poll was conducted under the BHF's 'Doubt Kills' campaign aiming at raising awareness of heart attack symptoms and to encourage people to call 999 (ambulance service), when they experience the pain.

The survey was supported by the Ambulance Service Association, covering 2,523 people, evidence of which shows that more than 64 percent of the respondents preferred a wait and watch strategy (or) simply call theirs friends, relatives or doctors rather than calling an emergency help.

Evidence also proved that heart attack sufferers wait for an average of 90 minutes before calling an ambulance, resulting in more deaths even before reaching hospitals. Meanwhile, patients given an emergency treatment within one or two hours after the onset of symptoms are twice as likely to survive as those who get first aid after four to six hours of attack.

British Heart Foundation (BHF) plays a leading role in the fight against disease of the heart and circulation apart from funding education, reaching the public and health professionals, providing life-saving cardiac equipment and support for rehabilitation and patient care.

The campaign 'Doubt Kills' is designed for one year until the end of October 2007 projecting heart attack symptoms through billboard posters, press, radio and online advertising and also through some support rendered by celebrities like Carol Vorderman and actor Will Thorp. The Experts suggests 'Every second counts when you're having a heart attack and the quicker you call 999 the greater your chances of survival.'
SRI
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Britishers Prefer Gambling to Greens
2. Britishers Take to Drinking to De-stress
3. 18 Die of Japanese Encephalitis in Upper Assam
4. Exercise Better Than Ergonomics to Treat Upper-Body Work Injuries
5. Breathing Cancer Causing Compounds During Pregnancy Found To Affect Offspring
6. Cancer Causing Herpes Virus At Last May Have A Cure
7. Flu-Drugs Are Causing Resistance Across The World
8. Cancer Causing Proteins Trigger Abnormal Biochemical Reactions In Cells
9. Apple Accused Of Causing Hearing Impairment
10. Inhuman Error: Medicine Becomes Poison, Causing Death
11. Oral Cancer Cases Causing Concern
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... 50% lower incidence rate of type 2 diabetes in the GrassrootsHealth cohort with ... time to make a change in public health,” states Carole Baggerly, Director of ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... transformation on February 9th, 10th and 11th, 2016 in honor of his birthday on ... relationships and true happiness. Mahendra Trivedi is known by over 250,000 people from ...
(Date:2/7/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 07, 2016 , ... Women's Excellence ... National Wear Red Day. National Wear Red Day is the first Friday each ... Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... February 06, 2016 , ... US Sports Camps is proud ... . This event brings together top non-profit leaders, ultimate organizations, and coaches from around ... Valerio Iani, Bay Area Disc Program Director of Youth and Education, describes this year ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Steven Tonkinson, 36, of Coconut Grove, Florida, ran the Miami ... in 2003. This year, he ran all 26.2 miles with a green 25-pound ShelterBox ... Miami Heat. , This Sunday, while many are watching the Superbowl, Steven Tonkinson will ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... HOUSTON , 8. Februar 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... veröffentlichte heute eine Infografik mit dem Titel ... ganzen Welt), mit der der Krankheit gegenüber ... die dazu ermutigen soll, Medikamentenresistenz bei Epilepsie ... der allgemeinen Diskussion zu machen. Mithilfe der ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Feb. 5, 2016  ivWatch, a medical devices company, is ... Award granted by Governor Terry McAuliffe,s office. ivWatch ... February 25th at an event to be held at the ... award honors professionals and business that have made significant contributions ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160205/330117LOGO ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD ), today announced ... presenting at Source Capital Group,s 2016 Disruptive Growth & Healthcare ... 2:15 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.  Mr. Joyce ... at 3:15 p.m. ET. http://www.aethlonmedical.com .  The webcast ... conclusion of the live event. The panel discussion will not ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: