Too few heart attack patients get aspirin on way to hospital

February 20, 2015 7:02 PM

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(Reuters Health) – People who might be having heart attack should get aspirin on the way to the hospital, but about half of patients in the U.S. don't get this potentially life-saving treatment, according to a recent review.

National guidelines recommend giving aspirin to heart attack patients as soon as possible, but emergency medical service (EMS) providers sometimes omit this vital step, the authors say.

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