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Where a person is treated for a heart attack or heart failure can affect the outcome, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Harlan M.
Studies have shown that the artery-opening procedure called angioplasty is the best emergency treatment for a heart attack, rather than clot-dissolving drug therapy.
An in-depth look at hospitals that reduced treatment delays highlights steps other hospitals could take to provide rapid angioplasty treatment to heart attack patients, according to a new study in the Oct. 4, 2005, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Conventional medical wisdom has held that pounding a heart attack victim's chest with your fist -- called a precordial thump -- might restore normal heart function, but new research appears to rule it out as an optimal solution.
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