Thursday, February 2, 2023

IMSS Edomex Hospitals participate in over a thousand activations of the Heart Attack Code in 2022


One of the best objectives to start this 2023 is to take care of heart health and prevent chronic degenerative diseases, such as diabetes and its effects on the heart of children, youth and adults of both sexes.

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Cardiovascular diseases recorded 1,208 activations of heart attack codes in IMSS Edomex Oriente hospitals in 2022, patients who were referred to the third level of care.

The Heart Attack Code requires that patients arriving at the emergency department with cardiovascular conditions and symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath or fainting receive care within the first 10 minutes.

This strategy accelerates action so doctors, nurses, paramedics, stretcher bearers and monitoring personnel can coordinate more quickly so these patients with acute heart attack can be diagnosed and treated sooner.

Dr. María Trinidad Sánchez Ramírez, medical assistant coordinator with the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) in the east of the State of Mexico, noted that to maintain a healthy heart and prevent heart attacks, at least 30 minutes of exercise five days a week is essential. It is advised to do so. Avoid anger, sedentary lifestyle, fatty food and not smoking for a week.

He pointed out that there are various diseases affecting the heart including smoking, alcoholism, obesity, overweight, high cholesterol and chronic diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes.

The expert explained that the most common heart disease is arterial hypertension, which includes hereditary factors, as well as obesity, a sedentary lifestyle and a diet rich in sodium and carbohydrates, which is why he recommended regular heart check-ups for men over 35. recommended. And for women after menopause, since when hormones decline they run the same risk of presenting with ischemic coronary disease as men.

In the IMSS Estado de México Oriente, through the PREVENIMSS+ strategies, the health of the beneficiaries is taken care of by detecting diseases such as obesity, hypertension or diabetes in the early stages.

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