http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/korea-raises-asian-standard-in-ami-treatment-1760061.htm medicare springhill group article reviews SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2013) - Specialists at home and abroad gathered to discuss how to reduce the mortality rates of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), which is the main cause of sudden death and leads to more than 9,000 deaths annually in Korea. The Korean Society of Interventional Cardiology (KSIC, www.ksic.org) and the Korean Society of Cardiology (KSC) presented a roadmap to improve treatment results and establish an Asian treatment standard for AMI during a symposium titled 'Raising Asia Standard,' held yesterday in the Grand Hyatt Seoul, Korea. Korea's 30-day AMI in-hospital mortality rate reached 6.9% in 2011. In terms of age-sex standardized OECD mortality in 2009, the rate was still 6.3%, far higher than in Australia (3.2%), the US (4.3%) and Denmark (2.3%) as well as the OECD average (5.4%). But, it was lower than in Japan (9.7%) and Singapore (8.2%).1
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