Heart Attack Death Rates Unchanged Despite Faster Treatment, Study Finds

In-hospital time to angioplasty improved by 16 minutes over four years

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"[Although] door-to-balloon time gets a lot of attention, it's probably just one small part of the bigger picture," Menees said. "By focusing on door-to-balloon time, maybe we're missing out on other opportunities."

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