Cardiac patients ‘at risk because of cancelled procedures’ in England

British Heart Foundation says NHS focus on Covid-19 has left tens of thousands vulnerable

Tens of thousands of people with heart problems are at risk because they have not had potentially life-saving surgery during the coronavirus pandemic, a leading charity has said.

At least 28,000 patients in England have missed out on cardiac surgery since March, when hospitals suspended many normal services to focus on Covid-19, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) says.

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British Heart Foundation says NHS focus on Covid-19 has left tens of thousands vulnerableCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTens of thousands of people with heart problems are at risk because they have not had potentially life-saving surgery during the coronavirus pandemic, a leading charity has said.At least 28,000 patients in England have missed out on cardiac surgery since March, when hospitals suspended many normal services to focus on Covid-19, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) says. Continue reading…

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