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Heart Health

18 August 2010

Deaths From Heart Attack Rise With Delays in Care

Study finds 10% increase in mortality with every additional hour between call, treatment

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In patients with such heart attacks, the longer the artery is blocked, the more heart muscle that is damaged and the greater the chances of death, explained study author Dr. Christian Juhl Terkelsen, a cardiologist at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark.

 

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