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*** Heart attack treatment studied

CHICAGO (AP) - Heart attack victims are dying because hospitals
around the country aren't using simple treatments such as giving
patients aspirin, researchers reported Wednesday. "Nobody gets to
decide where they're going to have their heart attack," said Gerald
O'Connor, an epidemiologist with Dartmouth Medical School in New
Hampshire. "The real issue is the gap between knowledge and
practice." O'Connor and his colleagues looked at the medical records
of 186,000 Medicare patients treated for heart attacks in 1994 and
1995. The results, reported in the Journal of the American Medical
Association, showed substantial differences in the use of treatments
recommended by the American College of Cardiology, American Heart
Association and the consensus of experts. See

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