Sunday, September 6, 2009

ESC: 'It's Difficult to Die from a Heart Attack Today'

"Adults today can expect to live 10 years longer than the average adult 30 to 40 years ago, and most of that extra decade resulted from advances in cardiovascular medicine, especially the treatment of myocardial infarction, researchers said. "In cardiology, we have contributed seven of those 10 years of life, while oncologists have contributed 2.4 months," said Roberto Ferrari, MD, PhD, President of the European Society of Cardiology.""

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