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Parliamentary question - E-004227/2020Parliamentary question
E-004227/2020

    Heart health action plan

    Question for written answer E-004227/2020
    to the Commission
    Rule 138
    Rosa Estaràs Ferragut (PPE), Dolors Montserrat (PPE)

    COVID-19 is particularly dangerous for people with an underlying heart condition, such as structural heart disease. As population ageing in Europe increases, so too does the percentage of people with undiagnosed and untreated structural heart disease. This means that the number of people at risk from pandemics such as COVID-19 is rising sharply. While more research is needed to minimise the impact of the current pandemic, we also need to prepare for the future and reduce the vulnerability of the elderly. Prioritisation, detection and the appropriate treatment of structural heart disease helps to lower the number of people in this risk group, thereby reducing vulnerability both in the short term and in the case of future outbreaks.

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