Studies indicate that CVD are among the leading causes of death in the world. About 31% of all deaths in the world are due to these heart disorders, which is also a growing health concern among middle-eastern countries with Saudi Arabia recording 42% (Kalaf, et al., 2016). Saudi Arabia is one of the affected countries among the Arab States that is greatly affected by this condition. According to the World Health Organization (2014), it has a population of slightly more than 28 million, the nation records about 90,000 deaths annually. Surprisingly, about 78% of these deaths emanate from non communicable diseases. Markedly, CVD is a non communicable disease, and it makes up about 58% of this category. Even more disturbing is the fact that adults between the age of 30 and 70 years make up 42.7% of Saudi Arabia’s population.
These findings indicate a dire need to develop strategies for overcoming the disease using the available medical technology. Markedly, instant access to medical services is a critical determinant of the results of heart-related diseases (Meyer, et al., 2008). To this effect, EMS has a major role in the heart diseases especially in countries like Saudi Arabia where heart diseases form a substantial part of the total deaths. Heart attacks exhibit certain symptoms, and emergency response could help alleviate some of the dangers associated with the disease. In this regard, the proposed research hopes to evaluate if EMS has a contribution to the treatment of CVD.
Given the rationale for conducting the proposed research, there is a need to state the research questions that will form the basis for the anticipated study.
In this view, answer the following research questions;
1. What is the role of emergency medical services in the provision of health care?
2. Does EMS provide pre-hospital care for people with CVD?
3. How does EMS contribute to the treatment of CVD?
While there is sufficient evidence that EMS has a role in the treatment of deaths from injuries and other life-threatening conditions, there is little information about its contribution to the treatment of CVD. Mostly, such information is important to Saudi Arabia’s public health, where heart diseases cause slightly less than half of the deaths.
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