People from lower socioeconomic backgrounds who suffer a heart attack come to the emergency department more often, are less likely to be treated aggressively and have higher mortality rates a year after the attack.
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Heart Attack Symptoms and Signs
Detailed images allowed researchers to determine whether the activity was unstable and likely to trigger a heart attack or stroke.
Many cancer patients who have heart attacks often are not treated with life saving aspirin given the belief in the medical community that they could experience lethal bleeding.
People who are native to South Asia experience heart attacks at a younger age because of greater levels of heart attack risk factors such as smoking and diabetes.
Medication does not appear to offer benefit for certain heart attack patients undergoing PCI.
Doctors must emphasise importance of complying with heart attack treatment say researchers.
Lower risk of death or heart attack is associated with extended use of clopidogrel in patients with drug eluting stents.