One care lapse can be fatal for heart attack patients, researchers say

September 17, 2014 1:04 PM

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One care lapse can be fatal for heart attack patients, researchers say

Researchers found that even one missed step led to a dramatic increase in the risk of death following a heart attack.

Heart attack patients discharged from the hospital have a 46 percent increased chance of dying within a month if they fail to fulfill even one of the nine recommended types of care, according to new research from the University of Leeds.

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