More heart attacks in Singapore, but fewer dying due to faster care

The National Heart Centre Singapore's cardiac catheterisation laboratory carries out coronary angiography, angioplasty and stenting. The faster the arteries are unblocked, the better the recovery as more heart muscle is preserved.
The National Heart Centre Singapore's cardiac catheterisation laboratory carries out coronary angiography, angioplasty and stenting. The faster the arteries are unblocked, the better the recovery as more heart muscle is preserved.PHOTO: NATIONAL HEART CENTRE

Singapore - The number of people getting heart attacks in Singapore has shot up in recent years - but far fewer are dying because of them.

Heart attacks used to kill one in six people who suffered them here in 2007. Fast forward to 2016, only one in 12 people hit by heart attacks died as treatments became better and quicker.

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