Driving to the hospital and heart attacks

Less than half of heart attack victims in a recent study arrived to the hospital via ambulance. When in doubt, call 911:

. . . as many as 5% of patients go into cardiac arrest en route to the hospital “” a very, very good time to be snug inside an ambulance rather than the family SUV. And a growing number of ambulances do electrocardiograms on the way to the hospital, speeding treatment once the patient arrives.

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