Heart diseases cause of death no. 1

In spite of all the advances in heart medicine, the number of people who die in Germany due to cardiovascular diseases is still high. "The all-clear, you may not geben", Prof. Dr. med says. Dietrich Andresen, Chairman of the Executive Board of the German heart Foundation, on the occasion of the presentation of the new German heart report in 2018.

In comparison to the previous year, the mortality rate is decreased by heart disease in Germany as a whole. This is especially evident for heart failure and Coronary heart disease. "This development is gratifying, not only to improve the outpatient and inpatient medical care, but also to improvements in the Prevention of heart disease schließen", stresses Andresen. Nevertheless, cardiovascular diseases would not have been lost with about 338.000 deaths per year, their terror for a long time.

Heart failure is one of the most common diagnoses, which lead to a stationary treatment in the hospital. It is, in most cases, the consequence of other diseases such as high blood pressure, heart attack, Diabetes, valvular heart disease and atrial fibrillation. "If we so manage to treat these diseases or to avoid to better their formation through prevention, the cardiac weakness very quickly their terror verloren", says Andresen. Almost 30 percent of the rehabilitation of heart patients, smokers, and 18 percent were obese, 22 percent had Diabetes. "These Figures are alarming. With targeted measures against controlled werden", asks Andresen.

Furthermore, striking that more women die of heart disease than men. As a possible causes of heart specialists see, among other things, differences in genetics, in the effect of cardiovascular drugs and the symptoms of heart disease. These points should be taken into account, according to the experts in the heart of medical care.