Published in Elder Law Weekly, December 1st, 2004
But a new study finds that women who have heart attacks wait longer than men to receive an emergency procedure that can re-open clogged blood vessels and restore blood flow to the heart muscle. The study also finds that the longer any patient waits for this treatment, the higher his or her chances are of dying before leaving the hospital.
The procedure, called emergency angioplasty or percutaneous coronary intervention, has the biggest impact if it's performed within 90 minutes of a patient's arrival at the...
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