Heart hospitalizations decline among Medicare patients, review finds

05/11/2011 | U.S. News & World Report

Researchers found declines in heart disease-related hospitalizations among Medicare patients, including a 32% decrease in hospitalizations for coronary artery disease and a nearly 22% drop for heart attacks. The researchers today are scheduled to announce at a meeting of the American Heart Association that the findings may be attributed to federal efforts and improvements in heart disease care and prevention.

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