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An estimated 70% of survival improvement in heart attack mortality is attributed to technological advances and procedures developed over the past 30 years, including CABG (coronary artery bypass graft), PTCA (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty), and the intracoronary stent.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2005: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2005. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus05.pdf

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Title
Health, United States, 2005: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
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