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Britain's heart failure

Issue No. 1712

Britain's heart failure

Britain has one of the worst records in Europe for treating patients with heart disease, says a new report. Heart patients in Britain are far less likely to get potentially lifesaving treatment and there are fewer specialists to treat them, according to research carried out by heart specialist Keith Fox of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Fox also found that British patients spend just eight days in hospital after surgery compared to an 11-day stay in a German hospital. France and Germany also have up to three times as many heart specialists as Britain.


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Sat 2 Sep 2000, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1712
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