Patient delay in calling for help: the weakest link in the chain of survival?

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On average, one third of cases of myocardial infarction (MI) are fatal before hospitalisation and most of the deaths have occurred within four hours of the onset of acute symptoms. The very high pre-hospital mortality is particularly a problem in younger patients as over 90% of the deaths in those less than 55 years old occur before they come to hospital… (More)

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