Seeking treatment earlier may improve heart attack outcomes While hospitals have made strides in reducing the time it takes to treat heart attack patients once they arrive at the hospital, patient delays recognizing symptoms and seeking treatment are associated with increased damage to the heart, according to a study.

Treatment time lags for heart attack patients with prior bypass graft surgery Heart attack patients who had previously undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery were less likely than other heart attack patients, including those with prior angioplasty, to be treated within the 90-minute recommended ‘door-to-balloon time,’ according to a study.