Shorter waits for heart attack treatment may not lower death rates

09/4/2013 | Bloomberg · Reuters · USA Today

A 20% reduction in the average time heart attack patients wait before getting a percutaneous coronary intervention did not reduce death rates between 2005 and 2009, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. However, the rate of death among heart attack patients who did not get treatment within 90 minutes was about double that of patients who received treatment in 90 minutes or less, researchers said.

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