An open letter to the British Heart Foundation

Nearly 100,000 more deaths involving heart conditions and stroke than usual since pandemic began


BHF Press Office

It means that, on average, there have been over 500 additional deaths a week involving cardiovascular disease, since the pandemic began.

There have been more excess deaths involving cardiovascular conditions than any other disease groups in this analysis – a total of 96,540 since 21st March 2020, the analysis of data from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) finds.

But while deaths from Covid-19 have since fallen year-on-year, the number of deaths involving cardiovascular disease have remained high above expected levels [Appendix 1].

Dr Charmaine Griffiths, our Chief Executive, said: β€œIt is deeply troubling that so many more people with cardiovascular disease have lost their lives over the last three years.

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