About one third of heart attack patients do not receive treatment to open blocked arteries within the recommended 12 hour timeframe after a heart attack. Half of the heart attack deaths occur within 1 hour of the start of heart attack symptoms.
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Heart Attack Symptoms and Signs
The timeliness of heart attack care in hospitals varies widely across the country. The faster heart attack patients are treated, the better their likelihood of survival.
Heart attack patients are to have their own stem cells injected into their hearts within a critical five hours of the attack to see if stem cells can improve quality of life and delay or prevent the onset of heart failure.
computer software is helping doctors to decide how best to treat patients admitted to hospital with suspected heart attacks.
The heart attack risk is higher for younger patients with severe psoriasis.
Early, intensive therapy with statin medications reduces death and cardiovascular events for patients who have had heart attacks or other acute heart events.
Researchers have identified several factors that are linked with an increased risk for cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death among adolescents with long QT syndrome (an abnormality of the electrical conducting system of the heart.