Study shows disparity in heart attack treatment across the country

If you have a heart attack, you should have access to the proper care.

There are many steps you can take in your daily life to reduce your risk of heart disease, such as engaging in regular exercise and lowering your consumption of sodium and saturated fats. Some prominent figures, including former president Bill Clinton, have even adopted a whole new dietary regimen in a bid to keep their hearts happy. However, if the worst case scenario were to occur – namely cardiac arrest – it's fair to say that every American should have access to the medical attention they need at this crucial time.

A recent study has indicated, though, that this may not be the case in various parts of the country. According to a press release from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, a group of researchers from throughout the United States teamed up to analyze the care that Americans have access to. More specifically, they reviewed the amount of medical centers that were dedicated to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and contrasted that with the documented heart issues experienced within the surrounding community.

The researchers "found that people who live in urban areas have access to more PCI centers than necessary, while those who live in some rural areas are unable to access a PCI center within 60 minutes, the recommended time to receive treatment after the onset of heart attack symptoms," the source states.

This discrepancy is a somewhat alarming one, and makes it all the more important for men and women in Texas to take care of their hearts through daily activities. Contact the anti-aging doctors at Longevity Centres of America in Houston today to learn more about the healthy habits than can help you age gracefully, as well as rejuvenating treatments like hormone pellet therapy.