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Specialized Cardiac Emergency Departments Improve Recovery from Heart Attack
Specialized Cardiac Emergency Departments Improve Recovery from Heart Attack (Insidermedicine Video – Monday 4 August 2014) From Washington - A new published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine details how Arizona was able to increase survival in cardiac arrest patients by more than 60%. In this program, 31 hospitals were designated as Cardiac Receiving Centers (CRC) and we configured for optimal cardiac care based on current protocols and guidelines. Emergency services would then bring heart attack patients to one of the CRC centers instead of the closest hospital. In addition to the increase in survival, the odds of surviving the arrest with good neurological status also increased twofold.
 
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