A recent research, conduct in Canada, has revealed that people belonging to developing countries are at higher risk of succumbing to death due to heart attack. The researchers have based their findings on the fact that developing countries spend less on the health care.
According to the researchers, inadequate investment in the medical sector proves a hindrance in introducing effective heart care treatments. Because of the ineffective treatment, heart patients find it hard to survive.
Moreover, because of scarcity of funds, anti tobacco campaigns are also not conducted timely. Heart diseases are not only caused by inactive life but also by excessive use of tobacco and alcohol. It is a simple fact that reducing the factors causing stroke ultimately results in reduced cases of heart diseases. Therefore, the developing countries are being advised to properly invest money in the health care so that lives could be saved from fatal diseases.
For the study, the researchers observed factors like unemployment rate, health care facility and per capita income of the family. It was found that among all these factors poor investment in the health care leads to 30% of death among the heart patients.
The senior author of the study, Dr. Gustabo Saposnik was reported saying: “The results show there is a high association between the wealth of a country, the portion of their GDP put into healthcare and outcomes for stroke patients”.
Researchers have further highlighted that people living in the poor community and unhygienic area are also prone to be severely affected with heart stroke as these people fails to understand the initial warning signs of stoke. Although the study has highlighted the vulnerability of people succumbing to death because of stroke, further study is required to be conducted.