Some heart patients do better when the cardiologist is away

December 23, 2014 12:50 AM

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Holy heart attack! Researchers have found that certain high-risk heart patients stand a better chance of survival if they go to a teaching hospital when all the cardiologists have left town.

Though heart doctors have joked that the safest place to suffer a heart attack would be in a city hosting a national cardiology meeting, researchers at Harvard Medical School, USC and Santa Monica's Rand Corp. were among a group that found the exact opposite to be true.

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