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Unfortunate weekends

If you struck a heart attack, the most important to your survival is the fastest possible transfer to hospital. This does not mean that you have won.

According to the study, experts from the world-famous Mayo Clinic Minnesota is admitted to the hospital because of myocardial infarction beyond conventional working hours to put it mildly unfortunate. It turned out that the mortality rate of patients with this cardiac event in the case of their income to a medical facility at night and on weekends demonstrably higher.

6,000 additional deaths

Scientists have processed data from 48 earlier studies from the United States, Canada and Europe with more than 1.8 million participants. The results showed the following:
Patients admitted for heart attack outside normal working hours were compared with others about the entire 5% more likely to die during hospitalization or the next 30 days after discharge.
As a result, these numbers represent 6,000 extra deaths per year, and not just in the United States.
The study also highlighted the differences in the time elapsed since entering the hospital in the life of the rescuer surgery. It was, in some cases, longer if and only if the patient was admitted at night or during the weekend.
A mere fifteen-minute delay while may increase the risk of death from certain specific types of heart attack by 10 to 15%.

Despite the results of the studies is still true that in the case of a suspected heart attack not on what to expect. If you experience symptoms during the weekend, which could indicate an ongoing heart attack, do not hesitate to call an ambulance. Waiting until Monday because you would certainly not have to pay.


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