Irregular heartbeat responsible for excess mortality in England and Wales: ONS


According to official statistics, deaths due to irregular heartbeats are causing an increase in excess mortality.

Cardiac arrhythmia deaths recorded in England and Wales were above average for most of the first half of 2022. Office for National Statistics (ONS) wrote on Tuesday.

Overall data show that the number of deaths is above the five-year average, 3,848 excess deaths Registration for the first half of 2022.

Total arrhythmia deaths were 37.1% higher than average in March and 23.1% higher than average in April, up from 13.7% in January and 9.2% in February.

Other major causes said to be contributing to excess mortality this year include ischemic heart disease, diabetes, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Sarah Caul, head of mortality analysis for the ONS, said there was an increase in deaths from cardiac arrhythmias in March, April and May, mainly among people aged 80 and over.

“Further research is needed to understand the link between the long-term effects of COVID and increased cardiac deaths,” she added.

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Arrhythmia deaths recorded in England and Wales. (PA Graphics/Press Association Images)

The Health Advisory Recovery Team (HART), a group of experts skeptical of policies and guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, has launched a study and more data to investigate the incidence of myocarditis after mRNA vaccination. I’m looking for

“Obviously, vaccines are a concern because they cause myocarditis, which leads to heart failure. COVID can also lead to heart rhythm disturbances. Dr. Claire Craig, a HART spokeswoman and consultant pathologist, told the Epoch Times.

“If there’s a little bit of openness and transparency, if there’s a problem, it’ll be revealed. If there’s a problem, we’ll work from there based on the facts.” ”

Jamie Jenkins, former head of health and labor market analytics for the ONS, told the Epoch Times in an email that he previously pointed out a study on his site On issues that the NHS is unable to adequately address. For example, he said people who previously survived the condition may be dead now.

He added, “There are various studies that believe to link ongoing heart problems to COVID, and vaccines have also been linked to this.”

“The ONS have data on individual vaccination status, so this is an area they can investigate. For subsequent waves, many infected people have not been tested, so at the patient level, without knowing vaccinations and previous infections, it’s hard to draw conclusions,” Jenkins added. .

PA Media contributed to this report.

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Owen Evans is a UK-based journalist with a particular interest in civil liberties and free speech, covering stories from a wide variety of countries.