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Older adults often delay going to the hospital when experiencing a heart attack

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eMediNexus    20 October 2017

A new study published October 18 2017 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has shown that pre hospital delay six or more hours before getting to the hospital was much more common 42 in older adults aged 75 or above compared to younger heart attack patients 20 25 . Factors like non white race atypical symptoms and heart failure were found to be associated with delay in going to the hospital.

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