Delayed hospital presentation in patients who have had acute myocardial infarction.

  title={Delayed hospital presentation in patients who have had acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Jerry H. Gurwitz and Thomas J. Mclaughlin and Dr. J. H. M. Willison and Edward Guadagnoli and Paul J. Hauptman and Xiaming Gao and Stephen B. Soumerai},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={126 8},
The time from the onset of symptoms of acute myocardial infarction to hospital presentation has long been observed to correlate with in-hospital and long-term mortality [1]. With the advent of the thrombolytic era, delayed hospital presentation has been recognized as both the largest contributor to postponed treatment of acute myocardial infarction and a critical determinant of the initial management strategy. The findings of the large clinical trials of thrombolysis in acute myocardial… CONTINUE READING


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