When emergency medical technicians wirelessly transmit eletrocardiograms (ECG) directly to a cardiologist's hand held device, heart attack patients can potentially receive direct clot removal in half the usual time.
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Older, female and minority patients rushed to community hospitals with acute heart attacks are less likely to be transferred to a larger hospital that offers procedures to immediately open clogged arteries.
Older Americans with alcohol problems, when hospitalized for a heart attack, do not get worse treatment than their sober peers.
Although the benefits of aspirin therapy for reducing the risk of heart attack among men and women with preexisting cardiovascular disease are well established, the role of aspirin in primary prevention is less clear.
Lower risk of death, faster treatment seen at hospitals where majority of heart attack patients get artery opening procedures instead of drugs.
There are five basic factors that can lead to heart attack and diabetes, and that anyone with at least three of these characteristics is at especially high risk.