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Nearly 15 million times a year, heart patients climb onto a treadmill to take a stress test that can reveal blockages in their heart's blood vessels. But a looming shortage of a crucial short-lived radioactive element means many hea...

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Among Medicare patients with heart attack in 4 California counties, diversion of ambulance traffic by the nearest emergency department for 12 hours or more was associated with an increased risk of death for up to one year, according...

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Politics / UK Politics : Andrew Nutt

Ambulances have spent almost 55,000 hours waiting outside Welsh hospitals in six months, according to figures obtained by BBC Wales. The ambulance service said there has been a "high increase" in delays in admitting patients due to ...

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Australia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are treating a 60-year-old male who has suffered a heart attack at Honeysuckle Creek camp ground, Namadgi National Park. The patient was a competitor in a bicycle event and has been ta...

Benefits of treating heart attack patients with a cheap drug

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

One dose of the drug metoprolol, if given to heart attack patients early -- during ambulance transit to hospital -- can significantly improve the contractile strength of the heart muscle. And this improvement is maintained for at le...


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