Media attention for research on heart attacks in the young

Research led by cardiology fellow Dr. Sameer Arora is garnering media attention. The paper, Twenty Year Trends and Sex Differences in Young Adults Hospitalized with Acute Myocardial Infarction: The ARIC Community Surveillance Study, found an increasing rate of heart attack in the population between ages 35 and 54. The paper was cited in a New York Times opinion piece by a young heart attack victim. Dr. Arora was also interviewed by NPR program The State of Things about his research showing higher rates of heart attack  in people under the the age of 55. Listen to the streaming audio.

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