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Elderly 'missing out on simple heart treatments'

Around one in four elderly people could be missing out on simple heart treatments that prolong and improve their lives.

Experts at Newcastle University found that many over the the age of 85 are living with a perfectly treatable condition.

Researchers say treatment could improve the quality of life for people in their late 80s - and possibly cut the number of expensive hospital admissions.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 25 Jul 2012