Factors related to delay times in patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Johansson2004FactorsRT,
  title={Factors related to delay times in patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Ingela Johansson and Anna Str{\"o}mberg and Eva Swahn},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  year={2004},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={
          291-300
        }
}
  • Ingela Johansson, Anna Strömberg, Eva Swahn
  • Published in
    Heart & lung : the journal of…
    2004
  • Medicine
  • OBJECTIVE The study's objective was to describe symptoms, symptom management, and patient delay times in patients seeking treatment for suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and to find explanatory factors influencing the decision time. METHOD This is a descriptive survey study including 403 Swedish patients with a median age of 64 years with suspected AMI. RESULTS Altogether, 84% of the patients suspected that the symptoms emanated from the heart. Despite this fact, 59% delayed… CONTINUE READING

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