Follow-up care after chest pain cuts heart attack risk

04/1/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com · MedPage Today (free registration)

The risk of heart attack or death within a year after visiting the emergency department for chest pain was lower in high-risk patients who followed up quickly with a cardiologist or primary care doctor compared with those who did not seek additional care, Canadian researchers found. They noted that seeing a cardiologist yielded better outcomes and lowered the odds of heart attack and death more than visiting a primary care doctor. The findings appear in the journal Circulation.

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