Medical fact: the number of heart attacks is reduced

Over the last decade in the UK has reduced the mortality from myocardial infarction is almost two times, but at the moment the reason of this phenomenon is not installed, according to MedicalXpress.

British researchers conducted an analysis of mortality data from a heart attack, the results of which were published in the British Medical Journal, based on official data of the hospitals. They just ohvatyvatila 840 175 women and men, whose amount has happened 861 134 infarction, starting in 2002 and ending in 2010.

During this period, among men, the death rate has dropped by 50 percent and 53 percent among women. Comparing the data reduction of mortality due to myocardial infarction (primary) data on survival after a heart attack, scientists found that in the more General decline in mortality rates associated with a decrease in the number of initial heart attacks and to a much lesser extent on survival after him. Although it is worth noting that increased survival, if we compare the data with previous years.

Among people who have suffered a myocardial infarction 61 percent are men, death of all heart attacks had 36 percent, 73 percent of heart attacks - people over the age of 65 years. Most of the reduction in the percentage of deaths from heart attacks in the UK is in the category of people of middle age.

As noted by the authors, it is important to continue research to identify the specific elements of treatment and prevention, which led to such a significant reduction in mortality in the country.

In an editorial comment accompanying the publication, expert BMJ Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe (Hugh Tunstal-Pedo, University of Dundee) drew attention to the fact that the mortality from myocardial infarction has decreased only in "rich countries", and in others it continues to grow.

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