40% Reduction In Heart Attack Deaths In Hospitals

Elaine Stenson
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Deaths due to strokes in Irish hospitals have fallen by over a third in ten years.

A review of patient outcomes also found a 40% reduction in heart attack deaths between 2007 and 2016.

The findings are part of a report from the National Office of Clinical Audit – NOCA. 

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It looked at mortality rates across six medical conditions in 44 publicly funded hospitals.

Mortality rates for pneumonia dropped by 20%.

 Dr. Brian Creedon says improvements in heart attack treatment are partly down to improved training;

“We know actually some of our ambulance personnel and paramedics – will decide themselves and can diagnose a heart attack at somebody’s house if they are called to a patient and bring them to the right hospital where the right treatment is.”