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Bypassing cardiologists speeds up reperfusion treatment for heart attack

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 23 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1112

Percutaneous coronary intervention is now the preferred treatment for patients in the US with confirmed heart attack. National guidelines recommend that patients are treated within 90 minutes of arriving in hospital. But a national survey of 365 hospitals shows that many miss this important …

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