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New rules aim for quicker angioplasties for heart attack patients

Kansas City Star, January 17, 2008
Kansas City-area hospitals and emergency medical services providers are close to adopting new rules that would route certain heart attack patients past some hospitals to those that are best equipped to care for them. The better equipped hospitals have doctors and staff on call 24/7 to perform emergency angioplasties to rapidly restore blood flow to clogged heart arteries.