Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes

July 29, 2014 10:06 PM

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TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The time at which heart attack patients arrive at the hospital may affect their chances for survival, new research suggests.

Showing up at the emergency room at night, on weekends or during holidays is associated with a 13 percent higher risk for death than arriving during regular business hours, researchers report.

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