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A Sea Change in Treating Heart Attacks

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Deaths from heart disease are WAY DOWN -- like down 38% in 10 years -- due to smart analysis of data and standardization of best practices for treating heart attacks. If the ambulance can get to you, you have a much better chance of surviving a heart attack than at any time in the modern era. For all the complaints about the healthcare system, it's important to celebrate these actual life-saving wins.

That's an amazing stat.

It also suggests why people at risk for heart attack should not live alone, because that increases the likelihood an ambulance can get to the person. 

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