Survival From Heart Attacks On The Rise

Dr. Steven Ettinger says better systems of care are responsible for reduced heart attack deaths.
3:00 | 09/05/12

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Transcript for Survival From Heart Attacks On The Rise
So I do feel and agree that the death rate of patients presenting with acute ST segment elevation mine cart before she has gone. In part to -- related to better systems of care that had been developed within various hospitals. And also coordinating care with EMS services. With the hospital's intensive care units. Also the delivery. And medication therapies we know. Are associated with decreased mortality. And the implementation of these strategies it now has really. -- taken hold. And hospitals across the United States despite the fact that mortality rates are are decreasing in the United States as it relates to patients with heart. On it doesn't mean that. The critical part of patients taking lifestyle. And their own health in their hands and responsible. Any less likely. So people need to exercise and -- -- -- need to see if physicians for any type of concerning symptoms that made me -- may be related to their part in an effort to also. Improve their overall life. Quality of life.

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