England and Wales are the Best Place for Heart Surgery in Europe


England and Wales is the best place in Europe to undergo a heart surgery according to a recent report of the European cardiology societies. Both places reported the lowest number of deaths than elsewhere in Europe.

The report which was published by The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, is the latest data collected from 23 European countries.

According to the Telegraph, the number of deaths from heart surgery in England and Wales are 25 per cent lower than other European countries.

The average death rate from coronary artery bypass surgery (the most common operations performed) in European countries was 2.4 percent. This calculation was based on patient age and level of complexity.

While England and Wales recorded a lower death rate that is 1.1 percent (Wales) and 1.8 per cent (England). While Scotland is still below the average death rate that is 2.2 percent.

The NHS (National Health Service) in England said they were proud of the recognition of English as the safest place for cardiac surgery.

“Many lives have been saved from the operation. This recognition will make us continue to improve all aspects of care, more focus, more detail so that patients receive the best care,” said the chief executive of the NHS, Nigel Edwards.

Heart surgery is one of the most risky operations. Heart disease does not only attack the elderly but also young people.

Someone who is old does have a greater risk of heart disease, but that does not mean young people are free of heart disease. This is because the lifestyle young people live today are unhealthy like too much fast food consumption, physical inactivity and other unhealthy lifestyles.

One of the factors that affect heart health is genetic, if parents have a disorder of the heart, it will make a bigger risk factor. In addition, medical history also can affect such as diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol problems.

So someone who feels they are fit or healthy still have a risk, you should always monitor health condition and cardiac performance.