'Beat a Heart Attack'

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'Beat a Heart Attack'

PostPosted by Cleoriff » Tue May 20, 2014 11:37 am

Hi all...putting my 'medical hat' on for this post.... :heart

News just out about the development of this new test, which, it is claimed, will limit the amount of people who die from heart attacks

Basically its a blood test and it costs £5.00. It detects minor cardiac arrests. Currently 'up to' 50,000 patients a year are sent home mistakenly by doctors

who are unable to detect these minor attacks via a normal ECG.

If these blood tests are taken, they will show a rise in protein levels which cause heart muscle damage.

Results take only a couple of hours of laboratory time

The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has approved the blood tests.

They will be rolled out within months to A/E depts and GP surgeries

A very cheap price to save a life I think.... :D
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Re: 'Beat a Heart Attack'

PostPosted by O2MACH2 » Tue May 20, 2014 12:50 pm

But can the NHS cope with treating "up to" an additional 50,000 heart patients ?.......or once diagnosed will that be it ?
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Re: 'Beat a Heart Attack'

PostPosted by Cleoriff » Tue May 20, 2014 2:39 pm

:lmao

Well the alternative to the NHS treating up to 50,000 patients is...you let them die I suppose... :halo

Its the same with every innovation...it brings its own new set of problems....

However I think I would rather be given the test once in A/E with chest pain...than be sent home and have a massive cardiac assault in the night and shuffle off this

mortal coil.... :lmao

And O2M2 once the test is done, that isn't it...you hopefully would be taken to the cardiac unit to have a stent inserted (to widen blocked arteries) or be given

appropriate heart medication ....
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Re: 'Beat a Heart Attack'

PostPosted by O2MACH2 » Tue May 20, 2014 2:58 pm

Yes....in the perfect world ;)

But the possible reality is you'll spend 2 hours on a trolley in a corridor 50 metres from the cardiac unit then when it's eventually your turn, the procedure will be cancelled for some inexplicable reason, you'll get sent home with some medication and told to return in 2 weeks.........thanks, I've been there already :heart
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Re: 'Beat a Heart Attack'

PostPosted by Cleoriff » Tue May 20, 2014 3:05 pm

O2MACH2 wrote:Yes....in the perfect world ;)

But the possible reality is you'll spend 2 hours on a trolley in a corridor 50 metres from the cardiac unit then when it's eventually your turn, the procedure will be cancelled for some inexplicable reason, you'll get sent home with some medication and told to return in 2 weeks.........thanks, I've been there already :heart


Maybe...but then for some who haven't been there already and are not as philosophical as you...it IS an innovation that COULD and SHOULD save lives by earlier
intervention :halo :lol
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Re: 'Beat a Heart Attack'

PostPosted by O2MACH2 » Tue May 20, 2014 3:29 pm

One thing North Bristol Trust have got spot on right........the closure of Frenchay Hospital means that I can now park outside my house Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm and at week-ends :dance ........and no, I don't feel sorry for the residents around the new enlarged Southmead Hospital.
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Re: 'Beat a Heart Attack'

PostPosted by pdmoulsher » Tue May 20, 2014 4:00 pm

O2MACH2 wrote:One thing North Bristol Trust have got spot on right........the closure of Frenchay Hospital means that I can now park outside my house Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm and at week-ends :dance ........and no, I don't feel sorry for the residents around the new enlarged Southmead Hospital.

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Re: 'Beat a Heart Attack'

PostPosted by O2MACH2 » Tue May 20, 2014 4:13 pm

Me ?....selfish ?......nooooooooo...never !!

The hospital employees used to queue up on double yellows just down the road waiting for the next resident to drive away...within seconds the space was filled.

One day I pulled out of the space then stopped when I saw a car move off in my mirror then I reversed back into the space.....he wasn't a happy chappy because he then had to drive around the block and join the end of the queue :lmao :dance :crazy ..........made my day.....easily pleased, me :ooyh
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Re: 'Beat a Heart Attack'

PostPosted by silverlady » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:21 am

Few months back I woke up with mid chest area pains and pain was terrible
Our health centre really good and had me in for the hospital tests that day
Still not sure what caused it although my heart is alright
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