Tag Archives: Attacks

Public shock for Vic heart attacks helping

Victoria’s paramedics were called to more than 6000 heart attacks during 2017/18. The 6434 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest events were the most ever recorded and 400 more than in 2016/17. Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry data released on Thursday also shows 82 people were defibrillated with a publicly-accessible device during 2017/18 – two more than the… Read More »

Thousands of women 'dying from heart attacks needlessly because they get worse care than men'

Thousands of women ‘are dying from heart attacks needlessly because they get worse care than men’, claims study Poor treatment contributed to deaths of more than 8,200 women over ten years  Women diagnosed with heart attack treated slower than men and not given tests Female patients twice as likely as men to die within a month… Read More »

Air pollution leads to millions of hospital visits for asthma attacks worldwide

Air pollution could be to blame for up to 33 million emergency asthma attack visits to hospital a year, a world study involving the University of York has found. It is the first study to estimate the impact of air pollution on asthma cases across the globe. Asthma is the most prevalent chronic respiratory disease worldwide, affecting… Read More »