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Delays in Patient Transfer Undermine Angioplasty Benefits

Feb 7 2005 - 4:05pm

Heart attack patients who are transferred from one hospital to another for emergency angioplasty often experience long delays in treatment. The American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and European Society of Cardiology recommend that fibrinolytic therapy begin within 30 minutes of a heart attack patient's arrival at a hospital.


Heart Facts

Jan 15 2005 - 11:27pm

When attempting to locate their heart, most people place their hand on their left chest. Actually, your heart is located in the center of your chest between your lungs. The bottom of the heart is tipped to the left, so you feel more of your heart on your left side of your chest.