By David Mittleman

Time of Arrival at Hospital Influences Heart Attack Survival

It’s important to recognize the signs of a heart attack: chest discomfort that stays and won’t go away or goes away and returns a few minutes later; discomfort in other areas of the body; shortness of breath; and other signs. If you experience any of these signs, it’s crucial that you get to the hospital right away. However, did you know that time of the day, week and even month that you arrive at the hospital could mean the difference between life and death from a heart attack?

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