China has 2,005 chest pain treatment centers

A total of 2,005 chest pain treatment centers have been certified in China covering all provincial-level regions, according to the China Association of Chest Pain Centers on Wednesday.

Huo Yong, Executive Head of the Association said the country has made progress in acute chest pain treatment as it accelerates the building of chest pain centers nationwide.

“At present, 93 per cent of prefecture-level cities and 77 per cent of counties in the country have chest pain treatment centers.

“The average time of hospital admission for acute myocardial infarction patients has been shortened from 115 minutes in 2012 to 75 minutes in 2020,” Huo said.

The executive head said that during the same period, the average mortality rate after hospitalization among such cases declined from 10 per cent to three per cent.

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