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Pain to Brain to Bone to Spleen to Heart

Repeat Heart Attack Work Paints Systems-Level Picture of Disease

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Monday, July 2, 2012

Short-term, the chances of surviving a heart attack are now quite good – on the order of 90 percent. But the longer-term statistics remain grim. Within a year of a first heart attack, nearly 20 percent of victims will have a second outright heart attack, and fully half of them will have additional heart problems that stay short of a full heart attack.

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