Heart attack survivor urges patients to still visit doctor

A heart attack survivor has encouraged patients to still go to a doctor if they need to during the coronavirus outbreak.

Chris Hope, from Kippax in West Yorkshire, who had two stents fitted in hospital, said: "I just can't praise them enough, from the girl who took the 999 call to the paramedics."

Half the usual number of people are going to A&E and treatment for heart attacks and strokes is down.

Seeking medical help is one of the four reasons people can safely leave home, government guidance says.

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