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Improvement seen in emergency angioplasties
Modern Healthcare

The CMS sponsored a study published this week by the American Heart Association that credits improved collaboration between healthcare staff for reducing the time it takes to treat U.S. patients needing emergency angioplasties. The results appear online in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The research reveals that over a six-year period, from 2005 to 2010, 90% of heart attack patients requiring emergency angioplasties underwent the procedure within the recommended treatment time of 90 minutes.