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System stops heart attacks before they happen

from Alberta Health Services

Damage to heart muscle can be prevented by injecting a clot-buster to abort a heart attack before it happens, ideally during a patient's ambulance ride to hospital, according to new research by local cardiologists recently published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. This study of 2,235 patients highlights the life-saving benefits of the Vital Heart Response system, which serves Edmonton and all of northern Alberta to expedite diagnosis and treatment for patients en route to major cardiac facilities at the Mazankowski and the CK Hui at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. more


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