Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press
Published on Monday, January 7, 2019 12:26 AM EST
TORONTO – Middle Canadians with heart attack, stroke or heart arrests continue working three years later, and those who continue to work often have a major downturn.
In the journal Canadian Medical Association Journal published in the 2005-2013 academic year, the researchers evaluated the long-term effects of cardiovascular events, such as the stroke of work ability and the annual income of the year.
At least 40 percent of heart attacks, a quarter of strokes and 40 percent of heart arrhythmia (suddenly discontinuing heart) occur between under-65s and last for physical and / or cognitive disabilities.
"For older people, one of the most important things is the ability to work and gain," said Dr. Allan Garland, a medical specialist in medicine at the University of Manitoba. "Long-term outcome is important."
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The researcher analyzed the annual profits of each person's employment every two years before the cardiovascular event, after winning three years.
These figures addressed people who were not affected by heart attacks, strokes or heart arrests to determine the relative loss of income from the affected groups.
"After three years of hospitalization for any of these hospitalizations, people who survived were no less active during the year and more losses were lost," Garland said.
"The lost profits were fundamental, with a reduction of between eight and a half percent of 31. Even though people were able to work, the income of the third quarter of the year was less than five to twenty percent."
The stroke has been the most significant financial crisis, with a fall of 31 per cent of the power generating 23 per cent versus heart failure and eight per cent of heart attack.
"And if you look at the impact of the average annual profits, it was $ 14,000 and change, which was its salary base salary of 31 percent. So stroke patients were losing a third of their average income."
For this reason, the strokes that cause the brain cells leave some people with disabilities, including weakness, a body, weak weakness or cognitive difficulties.
These statements could mean that a factory worker might leave a weak leg that they would no longer be able to carry out physical tasks, nor even with the affected hands and arms. It will not work for a computer, described by Garland Winnipeg.
For Carole Laurin, a few stroke after 42 years meant that Manitoba had to abandon her education because of her defective cognitive deficits and her weakness as a result of her left mobility.
Nowadays, 57 years old and in Ottawa's life, Laurin said he was lucky, because the teacher's long-term disability pension covered physical, occupational and neuropsychological therapy.
"I think I'm lucky enough to find that there are many strokes alive because they do not have a pension plan through the employer, so they are experiencing their CPP disability," he said. "I am struggling over."
However, despite her retirement, Laurin had a 40 percent drop in her career. And there was a psychological blow too.
"I gave him the passion that could no longer work again for two years. I still feel it was a huge loss".
Patrice Lindsay, the Director of the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Change and Stroke System, said they did not have the only person with cardiovascular events that are financially suffering.
He is also a family member – "because the spouse can not work because they do not need to be vigilant or that older people with a high level of financial assistance need help in not having to help their parents or take medical appointments," he said.
Lindsay is excited about the studies at the University of Manitoba, because he measures the evidence regarding the effects of heart disease and stroke that are presented in the face of the defense of changes.
"Young people between the ages of 40 or 45 are not willing to retire, but at this moment we are missing out on our system, the specific purpose of vocational retraining is very useful … it helps to return to work," he said.
"Many times we have heard people forced to pay for their rehabilitation to rehabilitate their retirement savings, to work and increase their functional level."
Garland said unemployment and cardiovascular disease, due to a serious social impairment, make the situation of patients healthier, to fail and lose revenue from government taxes.
"I think the purpose here is to understand the magnitude of these problems … and then to establish a policy to help them return to work."