Corona-crisis and heart attack: do Not be Shy in front of the emergency number 112

In the case of a heart attack every Minute. About 30 percent of patients die outside the clinic, because they alert you to late or not at all to the ambulance. Experts from the German heart Foundation suggests that even in the current Corona-crisis, nobody should be afraid to alert the ambulance service – for example, out of consideration before the congested Doctors or fear of infection with the Virus.

"In the case of a heart attack is suspected, many victims still hesitate in front of it, the life-saving emergency call 112 to sell, often Shy in front of the ambulance in front of its own door-to-door, or because the symptoms are not correctly assigned werden", the cardiologist Prof. Dr. med reported. Thomas Voigtlander from the Board of the German heart Foundation. Too long to Wait, however, is serious, especially in women and men older than 65 years. For them, it will take according to recent studies, an average of three to four hours, until you get to the appearance of the first symptoms in the emergency room.

This fatal delay behavior in the case of an emergency, patients should verstärken&quot in the light of the Corona-pandemic more clearly;, warns Voigtländer. He notes that heart attacks, strokes and other heart-circulation-is subject to events, of course, continues to be emergency care. "Emergency care for these patients is still gewährleistet", so the heart specialist.

112 in the case of heart attack-warning signs

The German heart Foundation appeals, in the case of suspected heart attack, immediately the emergency number, 112, to sell. The heart attack could at any time devolve into ventricular fibrillation, which can result in just a few minutes of a sudden cardiac death. In addition, it is possible that a large part of the heart muscle will be destroyed irreparably.

Typical heart attack symptoms are the following:

  • a sudden onset of strong pain and/or pressure or tightness that lasts longer than five minutes and be in peace not pieces. The pain is mainly in the chest, behind the breastbone, sometimes only in the back between the shoulder blades or in the upper abdomen. The pain may radiate to the Arm, neck or jaw. In women, pain in the upper abdomen are more common.
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations, or persistent heart stumble
  • Anxiety, cold sweat, pallor, Nausea, and vomiting
  • Dizziness, brief loss of consciousness

These complaints can be diseases of the warning signs for several heart at the same time.


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