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2009-07-13 13:32:39

Where a person is treated for a heart attack or heart failure can affect the outcome, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Harlan M.

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2006-01-17 07:47:50

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.

2005-09-28 16:25:00

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.

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2005-05-06 07:51:50

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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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.