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Survival rates after heart attack improve in Canada; after stroke they remain steady

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 15 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1412
  1. Barbara Kermode-Scott
  1. Calgary

    Fewer Canadians are dying in hospital within 30 days of having a first heart attack than in the past, but the number of Canadians dying in hospital within 30 days of a first stroke is stable, a report has found.

    Also, inhospital mortality within 30 days of admission with a new acute myocardial infarction or stroke differ significantly between men and women in Canada, the report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information says.

    The institute's analysis shows that patients admitted to hospital with a new stroke were more likely to die within 30 days than patients admitted with …

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