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Hospital delay in administering angioplasty to heart attack patients almost doubles death rate

A new study documents the importance of hospitals giving heart attack patients prompt angioplasty.  So-called "system delay" in treating patients with heart attacks -- the time from the first ambulance call to the start of angioplasty or other hospital treatment -- almost doubles the patient's risk of dying.  Heart attack patients treated at the hospital with angioplasty after a delay of two hours or more had almost twice the death rate of those patients treated sooner. 

If a loved one has died after suffering a heart attack, consult with Berger & Lagnese to find out whether unnecessary delays or other medical errors was a cause.