Minutes Matter in Heart Attack Treatment

Fast care reduces long-term health consequences

Each year, about 1.2 million people in the United States have heart attacks. When a heart attack strikes, what happens in the next few minutes can make a critical difference in both the immediate and long-term health consequences.

Read the full article in which Martin Charlat, MD, a cardiologist with Scripps Health, discusses why minutes matter when a heart attack strikes.

Also, join Dr. Charlat for a free presentation on heart attack prevention and new treatments and techniques on Wednesday, February 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA200 Saxony Rd., Encinitas, CA 92024. Please call 1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777) to register.

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