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The mean age at which people in Chicago have fatal heart attacks outside the hospital is decreasing.

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Years of Potential Life Lost and Mean Age of Adults Experiencing Nontraumatic, Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests — Chicago, 2014–2021

Researchers from our Emergency Department (ED) used data from nontraumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) cases to study the changes in years of potential life lost (YPLL) caused by OHCA. The study is published in the MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Read more.