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It’s Not Over Yet: Addressing Part Two of the Door-to-Balloon Time Initiative’s Success

From the very first sign of a heart attack, the clock starts ticking in the race to save a patient’s heart muscle and even his or her life. Thanks to technology and finely tuned systems of heart attack care that are now available in communities throughout the United States, we … (read full article)

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The President and His Stent: How the Patient-Physician Relationship Represents What Works Best in U.S. Health Care

The decision by former President George W. Bush and his doctors to treat a blockage in one of his heart arteries with angioplasty and stenting has become the newest chapter in the intense debate over appropriateness in stenting. Bush’s physical examination revealed irregularities that led to tests that revealed a … (read full article)