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Health care expansion through ACA may have reduced incidence of cardiac arrest

Health care expansion through ACA may have reduced incidence of cardiac arrest
June 28, 2017

The rate of cardiac arrests decreased in patients who acquired health insurance due to the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“Cardiac arrest is devastating and under-recognized cause of premature death for both men and women older than 45 years,” Eric Stecker, MD, MPH, associate professor of cardiology at Knight Cardiovascular Institute at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, said in a press release. “Health insurance allows people to engage in regular medical care, which is crucial for the prevention of [CVD] and the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that can cause cardiac arrest.”

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