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Heart-attack patients are getting angioplasties faster
Los Angeles Times

Heart attack patients are getting angioplasty treatments much faster than they did just five years ago, new research shows. Most heart attack patients who need the lifesaving procedure receive it within just 90 minutes of being admitted to the hospital, according to a study released Monday in the journal Circulation.

Yale researchers looked at the “door-to-balloon” times of more than 300,000 patients who underwent emergency angioplasty from January 2005 through September 2010.

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