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Thousands at risk of heart attacks due to Covid disruption, experts warn

Patients in England, Scotland and Wales missed out on starting blood pressure-lowering drugs, British Heart Foundation says

Thousands of people are at risk of avoidable heart attacks and strokes, experts have warned, after nearly 500,000 people in England, Scotland and Wales missed out on starting blood pressure-lowering drugs during the pandemic.

Researchers said that thousands of people could suffer a preventable cardiovascular event because they did not start taking vital medications known to stave off deadly heart and circulatory diseases amid the Covid related disruption to healthcare.

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