How invasive coronary strategies are boosting MI survival


IMPROVED survival after myocardial infarction over the past decade is likely due to invasive coronary procedures rather than medication, researchers say after reviewing data on nearly 400,000 patients.

A study of survival rates among hospitalised patients with non-ST-elevation MI (NSTEMI) across England and Wales shows a 30% relative decrease in six-month all-cause mortality from 10.8% to 7.6% between 2003 and 2013.

The researchers, whose findings were presented at the European Society of Cardiology congress and published in JAMA this week, say it’s been