Receiving initial treatment for heart attack at hospital during off hours is associated with poorer outcomes
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Heart Attack Symptoms and Signs
Even with modern medical treatment, patients who have experienced a heart attack remain at increased risk for sudden death after they are discharged from the hospital.
Research documents an increased risk of heart attack with one of the COX 2 inhibitors used in elderly adults with no previous history of heart attack.
Artificially intensifying the heart's pumping action can improve the outcome of heart attack patients who have gone into shock.
When radiologists are looking at contrast enhanced chest CT examinations, they should take a look at the patient's heart to rule out heart attack.
Patients hospitalized with chest pain or heart attack symptoms are at an increased risk of stroke even after being discharged.
For Heart Attack patients presenting to hospital more than 12 hours after symptom onset, invasive treatment may be more effective than conservative approach.