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Up to 300,000 new heart cases in UK – due to ‘post-pandemic stress disorder’

Senior doctors in London say Britain is facing a time bomb of up to 300,000 new heart disease patients – which they attribute to “post-pandemic stress disorder”.

“I have seen a sharp increase in vascular disease associated with thrombosis in my practice. Much younger patients are being admitted and requiring surgery and medical intervention than before the pandemic, ”said senior vascular surgeon Tahir Hussain, who works at Northwick Park Hospital, a major National Health Service (NHS) general hospital operated by London North West University. NHS Health Trust.

“I think a lot of these cases are a direct result of the increased stress and anxiety levels caused by the effects of PPSD,” he added, abbreviated as “post-pandemic stress disorder” from the same way as post-traumatic stress disorder is abbreviated.

“We also have evidence that some patients have died at home from diseases such as pulmonary embolism and myocardial infarction. I think this has to do with the fact that a lot of people isolate themselves at home without contact with the outside world and die without getting the help they need, ”he said. Standard Evening.

The London newspaper also spoke with former senior NHS psychotherapist Mark Rayner, who claimed there could be as many as three million people with ‘post-pandemic stress disorder’ induced by the coronavirus in the UK, and that this could lead to a sharp increase in coronary heart disease and other heart problems.

“PPSD is a very real large-scale problem. Along with the disease itself with all of its immediate problems, one of the biggest collateral issues is the effect it can have on heart health, “Rayner suggested, noting that it is” widely recognized that reducing stress and mental health problems is crucial for the prevention and recovery from cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes ”and that with“ post-pandemic stress disorder ”the country could be faced with “up to 300,000 new patients with heart problems”.

“Everyone has heard of PTSD, but we urgently need to focus on PTSD,” he insisted, adding that “the pandemic and the resulting lockdowns have had a huge effect on mental health of the whole nation. “

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