Better, faster treatments a boon for heart attack victims

One in 12 people died from heart attacks in 2016, compared with one in six people in 2007.
One in 12 people died from heart attacks in 2016, compared with one in six people in 2007.PHOTO: NATIONAL HEART CENTRE SINGAPORE

More people in Singapore suffered heart attacks in recent years, but more have also survived, thanks to better and faster treatments.

One in 12 people died from heart attacks in 2016, compared with one in six people in 2007.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2018, with the headline 'Better, faster treatments a boon for heart attack victims'. Print Edition | Subscribe