The number of sudden deaths caused by heart attacks in Australia soared by 17 percent last year, according to reports.
During the first eight months of 2022 alone, more than 10,200 Australians died of ischemic heart disease, official data shows.
The number is a massive increase from the figures that would normally be expected, according to an analysis of mortality data by the Actuaries Institute, Australia’s peak actuarial body.
Roughly 2,300 deaths from ischemic heart disease over 2021 and 2022 are considered excess, meaning they fall outside the expected natural range.
“Deaths with ischemic heart disease really involve blockages of the blood vessels,” said Professor Steve Nicholls, director of the Victorian Heart Hospital.
“And when you have blockages in the blood vessels you then damage heart muscle, and your heart fails, and it can go into cardiac arrest, which means that it essentially stops.”
A recent Australian study also found hospitalizations from myocarditis and pericarditis, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, and stroke were significantly more frequent after COVID-19.
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle and pericarditis is the swelling of the membrane surrounding the heart.
According to the Mayo Clinic, severe myocarditis weakens the heart so that the rest of the body doesn’t get enough blood.
Clots can form in the heart, leading to a stroke or heart attack, and possible death.
Myocarditis is one of the known side effects of mRNA Covid vaccines.
However, Australia’s media is claiming that the Covid pandemic itself is to blame for the soaring heart attack deaths.
“The pandemic has helped fuel a rise in the number of fatal cardiac arrests across the country,” 9News Queensland reports.
Citing “health experts,” the outlet claims that “quite simply, the pandemic increased risk factors.”
— 9News Queensland (@9NewsQueensland) January 20, 2023
Meanwhile, Sky News Australia claims “Covid’s damaging effect on the heart is driving serious cardiovascular problems.”
And the gaslighting continues at the Sydney Morning Herald.
Via Citizen Free Press, the Herald reports:
The pandemic has caused a surge of fatal cardiac arrests in Australia, as delayed care and COVID’s damaging effect on the heart drives a major uptick in serious heart issues.
More than 10,200 Australians died of ischemic heart disease in the first eight months of 2022 – that is about 17 per cent higher than would be expected in a normal year.
Leading heart disease experts say the death statistics are concerning but not surprising.
For years, cardiac deaths have been the leading cause of death in Australia.
The pandemic has only increased the risk factors.
As Slay News has previously reported, officials in Australia raised the alarm in December as the country’s excess deaths soared to an “incredibly high” rate.
The Actuaries Institute is calling on the government to urgently investigate the country’s spike in deaths this year.
Meanwhile, a top Australian health official has spoken out to blow the whistle by warning that doctors and other leading medical experts are being censored.
Former Australian Medical Association President Dr. Kerryn Phelps broke her silence after experiencing “devastating” side effects from the Covid vaccine.
Professor Phelps detailed the debilitating adverse reactions she suffered in her submission to a Senate inquiry into long Covid last month.
Dr. Phelps also argued that far more Australians suffered serious side effects than was reported and doctors were too scared of losing their licenses to speak out.
She criticized regulators for their attempts to control the public by threatening doctors and censoring information.