In the days following a heart attack, patients who have no or mild symptoms and undergo a procedure called angioplasty to mechanically open their totally blocked coronary arteries do not reduce their risk of having another heart attack.
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Heart Attack Symptoms and Signs
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.
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.