Hospitals a Bad Place to Have Heart Attack?

November 16, 2014 9:15 PM

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Could hospitals be a bad place to have heart attacks? That’s the finding of a North Carolina research team that looked at data from 303 California hospitals. Patients who had the attacks while hospitalized for a non-cardiac ailment had a more than 3-fold greater in-hospital mortality than patients taken to a hospital.

Many of the inpatient heart attacks happened to patients who already had life-threatening illnesses.

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