While there isn’t enough data available to know exactly why, hospitals have seen a significant drop in heart attack cases, creating concerns that people are staying home during a heart attack out of fear of COVID-19.
Jonathan Hassell, MD, a cardiologist with TriHealth Heart Institute joins this segment of TriHealth’s Doctor On Call to discuss why it’s important to pay attention to the signs of a heart attack or a stroke and seek emergency care. He also provides a reminder of what hospitals are doing to keep patients safe during COVID-19 and why the potential irreversible harm of ignoring a heart attack provides a greater risk.
Doctor on Call is a segment in partnership with WCPO-TV featuring TriHealth physicians answering medical questions submitted by viewers to WCPO. You can submit a question here.