Covid-19 Vaccination: Coronary Disease - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 2:44 pm ar 23 Ebrill 2024.

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Photo of Lord Markham Lord Markham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care 2:44, 23 Ebrill 2024

Deaths from heart disease among those under 75 are down by about 20% compared with 2010, which is a clear trend. Notwithstanding that, we are very aware—Sir Chris Whitty is concerned about this—that Covid meant that a lot of people did not get basic heart and blood pressure checks. That is why we have introduced the Midlife MoT, which is designed to give people a 10-year risk analysis; have put blood pressure devices in pharmacies and all sorts of other places to get 2 million checks; and have a workplace heart disease strategy check. All this is designed to get that prevention in place so that people are aware of and understand the risks.