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To Patients With Heart Conditions, It’s OK For Your Cardiologist To Take Time Off
National Public Radio

A new study says that the mortality risk for patients with certain acute heart conditions was not negatively impacted if they are admitted to the hospital when a cardiologist isn’t there. Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Anupam Jena about the study. Here’s a frightening scenario. You’ve gone into cardiac arrest and you’re rushed to the nearest teaching hospital. But when you get to the ER, most of the cardiologists are out of town.