Arkansas Heart Attack Registry


Twenty-three hospitals have joined the Arkansas Heart Attack Registry in a collaborative effort to reduce the impact of heart attacks on Arkansans.

In 2016, Arkansas ranked number one in the nation for highest heart attack death rate, with 2,922 deaths. The American Heart Association reports that every 40 seconds someone suffers a heart attack.

“What gets measured gets improved. This registry is a unique opportunity to address a leading cause of death and disability in Arkansas,” said Dr. Appathurai Balamurugan, State Chronic Disease Director and Medical Director for the Chronic Disease Branch at the Arkansas Department of Health.     MORE


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