Heart attack deaths halve – BBC News

The death rate from heart attacks in England has halved in the last decade, says an Oxford University study.

The research, published in the British Medical Journal, looked at more than 800,000 men and women who suffered heart attacks between 2002 and 2010.

They found that fewer heart attacks occurred in later years and, of those that did occur, fewer were fatal.

Researchers say improvements in NHS care and better prevention measures have contributed to the decline.

Full story on the BBC News website. Perhaps part of the decrease is due to increased first aid training and access to public defibrillators?

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John Furst

JOHN FURST is an experienced emergency medical technician and qualified first aid and CPR instructor. John is passionate about first aid and believes everyone should have the skills and confidence to take action in an emergency situation.

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2 Responses

  1. theshaynee says:

    This is really amazing. If only this were the case in America.

  2. cpefley says:

    That is great to hear! I wonder if there is a similar trend in the US. I think it is great that there are so many public defibrillators now.

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