Prepared for the worst
About two million people in Germany have heart disease and thus an increased risk of a medical incident. In such an emergency, anyone who knows exactly which medicines to take and which comorbidities are present without any loss of time can significantly increase their chances of survival. The German Heart Foundation therefore recommends that all cardiac patients have a good emergency card in their purse.
Information about medications and comorbidities important
However, not every type of emergency card is equally suitable. "Booklets that contain only the entry" Attention to heart disease ", for example, are in no case sufficient, emphasizes the Chairman of the German Heart Foundation Professor Dr. Hans Jürgen Becker." The emergency physician must know which drugs the patient in which dosage takes what pretreatments have taken place and whether comorbidities exist, "as the cardiologist explains.
Every minute counts
With heart emergencies every minute counts. Since in such situations, however, there is usually a great deal of confusion or those affected can no longer express themselves because of unconsciousness, the doctor often does not get up to all important information quickly enough. An emergency card can then quickly become a lifesaver
New emergency card of the German Heart Foundation
The emergency card issued by the German Heart Foundation, which has just been redesigned and has already found over one million customers over the past 20 years, therefore offers plenty of room for medical background information. Thus, there are not only fields for allergies, blood group affiliation and drug intolerances, but also for the diabetes mellitus or kidney dysfunctions, which are frequently observed in cardiac patients and play an important role in emergency therapy.
Order emergency card
The emergency card is available free of charge from the Deutsche Herzstiftung.
German Heart Foundation e. V.
Bockenheimer Landstr. 94-96
60323 Frankfurt on the Main
Tel .: 069 955128 0
Fax .: 069 955128 313
E-Mail: [email protected], keyword: emergency card
Alternatively, you can also fill in the form on the website of the Deutsche Herzstiftung.