Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 31st, 2002
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the study shows the need for a new national push to recognize the early warning signs of heart attacks.
Heart disease is the nation's leading cause of death.
The study examined the 729,000 heart disease deaths reported in the United States in 1999. About 47% were sudden deaths that happened before the patient could get to a hospital, the CDC said.
In 17%, the patient was dead on arrival or...
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