The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has released a shocking new report revealing a staggering increase of over 500 heart disease-related deaths per week in England.
According to the UK’s leading cardiovascular research charity, the BHF, heart attacks and strokes have seen a significant surge since 2020. This report is based on data provided by the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.
The data indicates a total of 96,540 excess deaths involving cardiovascular conditions, such as heart attacks and strokes, since February 2020.
“As of June 2023, there have been nearly 100,000 excess deaths in England involving IHD or other cardiovascular diseases (CVD),” the report said.
“The primary purpose of this document is to explain what we mean when we say there have now been nearly 100,000 excess deaths involving CVD in England since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic,” the report continued. “It will also shine light on two key findings of our analysis: 1) that acute Covid-19 infection does not appear to explain even a third of excess deaths involving CVD in the most recent year of the pandemic, and 2) that excess deaths involving CVD outnumber excess deaths involving other individual disease areas (excluding Covid-19 deaths) reported by OHID since the onset of the pandemic in England.”
Dr. Charmaine Griffiths, Chief Executive of the BHF, expressed deep concern about the growing number of fatalities among individuals with cardiovascular disease over the past three years.
“We are currently facing an alarming heart and stroke care emergency. It is disheartening to witness the loss of so many lives,” Dr. Griffiths emphasized on Thursday.
“If no action is taken, we risk experiencing a continued rise in death rates from cardiovascular conditions, eroding decades of scientific progress in reducing heart attack and stroke fatalities.”
Dr. Griffiths further added, “We cannot afford to waste any time; governments must seize control of this crisis to provide heart patients and their loved ones with hope for a healthier future.”
Dr. Sonya Babu-Narayan, a consultant cardiologist, pointed out that while the number of COVID-19 deaths has been decreasing steadily since the start of the pandemic, cardiovascular deaths continue to rise.
“COVID-19 no longer explains the significant excess deaths associated with cardiovascular disease,” she asserted. “There are likely other major contributing factors at play.”
Dr. Babu-Narayan further attributed the escalating excess deaths to the immense and unrelenting strain placed on Britain’s healthcare system.
However, it is worth noting that the BHF report downplayed the risks associated with the experimental COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.