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Medicare Spending on Heart Attack Patients Jumps 16 Percent in Last Decade

Medicare spending to treat heart attack patients rose by 16.5 percent between 1998 and 2008, with the majority of costs incurred weeks after patients left the hospital, according to a study from the University of Michigan (U-M) Frankel Cardiovascular Center. … finish reading Medicare Spending on Heart Attack Patients Jumps 16 Percent in Last Decade

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200,000 Heart Attacks, Stroke Deaths Could Have Been Prevented in 2010: CDC

More than 200,000 deaths from heart disease and stroke in the United States in 2010 could have been prevented, according to a new Vital Signs report from the CDC, and more than half of these deaths happened to people younger … finish reading 200,000 Heart Attacks, Stroke Deaths Could Have Been Prevented in 2010: CDC

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