Monday, November 20, 2006

Pick up the phone whilst you still can

A study by the British heart Foundation, has found that 42 per cent of people prefer to wait-and-see before calling emergency services when experiencing chest pains. Every year a quarter of a million people in the UK have heart attacks on which roughly a third died before reaching hospital frequently because they have delayed asking for help.

Apparently British reserve is to blame for people's reluctance to call 999, but the advice from the British heart Foundation is contact the emergency services as soon as you suspect your having a heart attack, since early treatment will improve your recovery.

I recently had chest pains myself, and sought medical treatment straight away, although fortunately nothing was wrong I feel no guilt in using the health service, having known someone in their early Thirties, die from heart disease I realise that their claims are not exaggerated.


  1. Just a bit of sausage went down the wrong way, was it?

  2. Sausage Blogger. is up to his old tricks again eh East.