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Medicare patients’ hospital stays for heart-disease plunge
The Californian - Salinas

Hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke fell by about one-third over the past decade, according to a new study of nearly 34 million Medicare recipients.

The number of Medicare patients hospitalized with heart attacks fell 38 percent from 1999 to 2011, while the number hospitalized with blood clot-related strokes fell 34 percent, according to a study in Circulation.