Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Heart Attacks Declined 24 Percent in Kaiser Permanente Northern California Since 2000

Study of 46,000 Patients Shows More Serious Heart Attacks Also Declined By Much More

Heart attacks declined by 24 percent within a large, ethnically diverse, community-based population since 2000, and the relative incidence of serious heart attacks that do permanent damage declined by 62 percent, according to a Kaiser Permanente Division of Research study in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Link to full release on study with leadership from MGH physician Robert Yeh, MD.

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