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There's been great progress in treating heart disease, but it remains the top killer in the U.S.
September 1, 2013 Preventive treatment of partially blocked arteries in patients suffering a particular kind of severe heart attack reduces future heart attacks, cardiac deaths and cases of recurrent chest pain by about two-thirds.
Too risky to fix?
October 10, 2012 The sickest heart attack patients in states that report publicly on quality may get less treatment than those in states that don't. Public reporting is supposed to help patients shop intelligently for health care. But do doctors and hospitals game the quality systems?
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