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Hospitals Reduce Heart Attack Deaths
Date:8/18/2009

at can be life-threatening, he said.

"In heart failure, we don't see nearly the same reduction," Yancy said. "We actually don't have much evidence about how to improve pivotal-point care in heart failure. The result in advanced heart failure has been negative."

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Warning signs that hospital treatment for a possible heart attack is needed are described by the American Heart Association.



SOURCES: Harlan M. Krumholz, M.D., Harold Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, Newe Haven, Conn.; Clyde W. Yancy, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACD, director, Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute of Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas; Aug. 19, 2009, Journal of the American Medical Association


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