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Monday, August 31, 2009

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

Check out the link below to a very interesting press conference with the president of the ESC -- here's a teaser of his comments:

"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"

"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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