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Heart attack patients getting better urgent care in rural areas

It was just before midnight when Gary Keimig woke up nauseous and soaking in sweat. A week earlier, he brushed off pain in his lower chest, but now he knew something was definitely wrong. The 66-year-old artist was having a […]

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Time of arrival at hospital impacts time to treatment and survival of heart attack patients

Going to the hospital for a heart attack during evenings, weekends and holidays increases your risk of dying 13 percent compared with people arriving during workday hours, according

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Emergency medical services, fire departments recognized

The Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Program has extended silver and bronze awards to 207 emergency medical services and fire departments to recognize their quality of care. To be recognized,

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SimpleScience@Heart: Speeding up heart attack treatment: There’s an app for that

 An experimental, inexpensive iPhone app could help save lives by speeding up treatment for the deadliest type of heart attack called STEMI.  In a new study, the app transferred