Heart attack survival tied to receiving post-discharge care

September 17, 2014 10:12 AM

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In the European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care, researchers from the University of Leeds analyzed links between heart attack survival and nine components of post-discharge care.

The researchers found that heart attack patients have a 46% higher chance of dying within a month - and a 74% chance of dying within a year - of discharge, if any one of these elements of care is missed.

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